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Law Enforcement Today | October 31, 2014

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In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver

October 26, 2014 |

Sheriff Scott Jones of the Sacramento County Sheriff Department in California sadly reports the death of Deputy Danny Oliver.

Deputy Oliver, 47, was shot and killed as he and his partner were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot … Read More

In Memoriam: Investigator Michael David Davis, Jr.

October 25, 2014 |

Placer County California Sheriff Ed Bonner sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff -Investigator Michael David Davis Jr.

Deputy Davis, 42, was involved in a manhunt for a pair of suspects that had shot and killed Deputy Oliver of the … Read More

How Ready Is Law Enforcement?

October 24, 2014 |

Over the past 2 days there have been two disturbing events in Canada. On Tuesday, soldiers were mowed down in what was termed an ISIS attack. Thursday, in Ottawa, a soldier was gunned down at the very Memorial where he … Read More

Police Rescue Boaters

October 23, 2014 |

Earlier in October, Brian Sundberg, who is assigned to Oceanside Police Department Harbor Division, responded to a “mayday” distress call involving a vessel needing assistance somewhere off the California coastline near Oceanside, California.

The small fishing boat’s engine had stalled … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Eddie Johnson Jr.

October 22, 2014 |

Jason “Jake” Simmons of the Alton (Missouri) Police Department sadly reports the death of Patrol Officer Eddie Johnson Jr.

Officer Johnson, 45, was responding to a structure fire in an unincorporated area locally known as Royal Oak, 6 miles west … Read More

Firefly Dx – Detecting Ebola in 20 Minutes

October 21, 2014 |

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are hastening to develop and implement Ebola protocols for first responders. The uncertainty surrounding Ebola is adding to the stress LEOs feel for a host of other reasons.

Fox News Business recently aired an interview with … Read More

Suggestion Box

October 20, 2014 |

 

Does your agency have a Suggestion Box in the lobby, or perhaps online? Do they solicit input from the public? Of course the goal is to discover methods to improve performance. But I have a few suggestions that would improve police … Read More

Breathe

October 19, 2014 |

Breathe Is this the right guy 

What is he reaching for Is that a gun

Where’s everyone else

Did I transmit

Did I give my location

Where am I Street sign STOP POLICE

Breathe Did I lock the front door … Read More

LEO: Help Your Family Prepare

October 18, 2014 |

Be prepared: a mantra in every LEOs life. Officers prepare for their daily shifts. Ready their vest, strap on their gun belt, and secure their duty weapons. Kids perform their daily rituals before their parent hits the streets. Much of … Read More

I’m Just Asking

October 17, 2014 |

Over the last 10 years, law enforcement has averaged 158 deaths in the line of duty according to numbers from the Officer Down Memorial Page. That is an enormous loss of life. We have also sustained a few figurative bumps … Read More