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Law Enforcement Today | July 23, 2014

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In Memoriam – Officer Melvin Santiago

July 13, 2014 |

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sadly announced that Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, of the Jersey City Police Department was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery in progress at Walgreen’s at the corner of Communipaw and Kennedy Boulevard.

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Striving for Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership: The Case of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

July 13, 2014 |

We live and work in an age when law enforcement challenges are immense. Society as a whole has the expectation that law enforcement professionals will perform their duties in a manner that is impartial, just, and empathetic to the social … Read More

A Police Son’s Message to Memphis City Council

July 12, 2014 | 3

I am tired. Yes I am just a teenager, but I am tired.

I am tired of watching my Dad worry.  I am tired of watching my Momma cry. I am tired of watching you sit up there in your … Read More

Body Worn Cameras: Technology for Truth

July 11, 2014 |

Advances in technology continue to revolutionize the world of law enforcement, with new initiatives and products designed solely to make the streets safer for citizens. Body cams are the latest tech pioneering public protection, with these wearable cameras offering a … Read More

Cop Hating N.J. Councilman Fanale Resigns

July 10, 2014 |

As reported earlier on LET, Councilman David Fanale of the Franklin Borough New Jersey Council had brought his attacks against law enforcement to a new low.  Nearly 200 local LEO’s showed up for the meeting on Tuesday night to express … Read More

Detroit and Memphis Face Police Benefit Cuts

July 10, 2014 |

It’s called “Blue Flu”—police officers protesting working conditions by calling in sick. On July 7, 522 police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, stayed home because they were sick—of having their benefits cut. Although the Memphis Police Association did not sanction the … Read More

Sussex County, NJ Councilman David Fanale “Pisses” on the Thin Blue Line

July 9, 2014 | 1

As we start the new work week after the July 4th holiday, we mourn the loss of three Indiana LEOs  in three different incidents. The thin blue line just got thinner by three. To those who are not familiar, he … Read More


July 8, 2014 |

As I sat on my front porch two days after the July 4th celebrations and revelry had become a fading memory, like the haze and sound of fireworks, two thoughts struck me. First, I had read of the line of … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

July 7, 2014 |

Chief Wade Ingram of the Gary (Indiana) Police Department sadly reports that Officer Jeffrey Brady Westerfield was shot and killed.

Officer Westerfield, 47, was found shot to death at 5:45 a.m by a passing citizen, seated in his parked patrol … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Perry Renn

July 7, 2014 |

Chief Richard A. Hite of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sadly reports that Officer Perry Renn, 51, was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Officer Renn and his partner responded to a “shots fired” call on Indianapolis’ northeast … Read More