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Law Enforcement Today | October 2, 2014

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In Memoriam: Officer Michael Williams

September 22, 2014 |

Chief Philip Banks of the New York City Police Department sadly reports that Officer Michael Williams died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash.

Officer Williams, 25, was a rear passenger in a marked police van … Read More

Scars of a Warrior

September 21, 2014 |

“How far can we take the ability of our brains if we actually focused on training it like we do our bodies?”

-Morgan Luttrell, Navy SEAL

The finest police officers I have known in the past 30 years have been … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Jessica Hollis

September 20, 2014 |

Sheriff Greg Hamilton of the Travis County Texas Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis.

Deputy Hollis, 35, was on patrol checking for flooding roads in a heavy rainstorm during the midnight shift. About 1:50 a.m., … Read More

Military Under Siege at Home

September 19, 2014 |

Fort Lee, located nearby Richmond, VA used its social media accounts to send an alert to announce an Active Shooter Incident (ASI) was in progress. The alert advised the base was placed on lock down, and personnel were directed to … Read More

Ferguson: It All Comes Down to Relationships

September 18, 2014 |

When the news first broke about the death of Michael Brown, 18 in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS), black advocates, the media, and the public tried Officer Darren Wilson in the court of public opinion and found him guilty.

The … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr.

September 18, 2014 |

Chief Sheila A. Coley of the Newark Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.

Officer Arocha, 47, was carrying out his normal day shift duties at the Fourth Precinct Station house when he suddenly collapsed about … Read More

Should I Stay in Law Enforcement?

September 17, 2014 |

In the weeks since the Ferguson, MO, Officer Involved Shooting, and a lesser OIS of John Crawford, III in Beavercreek, OH, I have seen a lot of posts on social media by LEOs asking, “Should I stay or should I … Read More

In Memoriam: Deputy Michael Norris

September 15, 2014 |

Sheriff John Bittick of the Monroe County Sheriff Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris.

Deputies Michael Norris, 24, and Jeff Wilson responded to a report of a suicidal man inside a home in Bolingbroke. … Read More

In Memoriam: Agent Tyler Robledo

September 14, 2014 |

Secretary Jeh Johnson, of the United States Department of Homeland Security and Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sadly announce the death of Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo.

Agent Robledo, 34, was killed in a … Read More

In Memoriam: Corporal Bryon Dickson

September 14, 2014 |

Commissioner Frank Noonan, Commanding Officer of the Pennsylvania State Police sadly announced the death of Corporal Bryon Dickson.

Corporal Dickson, 34, was shot as he and Trooper Alex Douglass were talking with each other on the front steps of the … Read More