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Law Enforcement Today | May 22, 2015

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In Memoriam: Detective Paul J. Koropal

May 8, 2015 |

Stephen Zappala Jr. District Attorney for the Allegheny County Prosecutor’s Office- Investigative Division, sadly reports the death of Detective Paul J. Koropal.

Detective Koropal who was in his late 40’s, was working on a Federal Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force for … Read More

In Memoriam: Sergeant Greg Moore

May 7, 2015 |

Chief Lee White of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department in Idaho sadly reports the death of Sergeant Greg Moore.

Sergeant Moore was patrolling a high crime area and stopped to check on a suspicious male walking in the street. Sergeant … Read More

In Memoriam: Lieutenant Eric Eslary

May 6, 2015 |

Chief Mike Matrunics of the Ligonier Township Police Department in Pennsylvania sadly reports the death of Lt. Eric Eslary.

Lieutenant Eslary, 40, was killed in a head-on vehicle collision involving a wrong way driver on Route 30, a divided highway. … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Brian Moore

May 6, 2015 |

Commissioner William Bratton of the New York City Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Brian Moore.

Officer Moore, 25, succumbed to a gunshot wound he had sustained two days prior while attempting to question and arrest a suspicious … Read More


May 5, 2015 |

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four … Read More


May 3, 2015 |

I watch him strap on his vest. Mentally Preparing for the day. He Laces up his boots. All I can do is pray. Clips on his belt. In the holster his gun goes. What the night may bring?

No one … Read More

A Feel Good Story

May 1, 2015 |

With a lot of the negativity that seems to be flooding media, I think a positive one is worthwhile to share, even if it’s as simple as the below. Last evening, during my daughter’s softball game at Challenger Field, which … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan

April 23, 2015 |

Sheriff Craig Zanni of the Coos County Sheriff Department in Oregon, sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan.

Deputy Datan, 43, was working a 8:00am-4:00pm day shift. Near the end of his shift, he was conducting a patrol … Read More

Eye of the Storm

April 22, 2015 |

The vast majority of peace officers around the country do not see color. They see good and bad. Most of their predispositions are not based upon race, but upon those willing to victimize others and destabilize peace and harmony.

I … Read More

Untested Rape Kits: A Persistent Problem

April 19, 2015 |

In March 2012, I wrote an article for Law Enforcement Today about the shameful problem of unprocessed rape kits. In July 2014 I wrote a follow-up article about a CBS News investigation that focused on the 20,000 rape kits are … Read More