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Law Enforcement Today | July 29, 2016

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PTSD: the enemy of cops

January 6, 2016 |

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? The best working definition can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) as “Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”. Oversimplified it is an emotional and physical injury as the result of … Read More

A Difficult Time for Boston Area First Responders

April 14, 2014 |

Within the past several weeks, the Boston and eastern Massachusetts area first responders faced the tragic and untimely deaths of brothers of the shield.

On Wednesday March 26, Boston Fire Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy … Read More

PTSD in First Responders

April 7, 2014 |

The latest shooting at Fort Hood by Specialist Lopez, who was undergoing evaluation for the symptoms of PTSD raises concerns of LEOS who also suffer from PTSD. Somewhere between 10 – 15% of have suffered from PTSD. … Read More


February 23, 2014 | 1

Shots were reportedly fired at Lake Mary High School near Orlando.  The Seminole County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous 911 call reporting an active gunman was in the school. School administrators took immediate action by placing the … Read More

Colorado’s – 3rd Active Shooter Incident

December 17, 2013 | 2

Last Friday, Karl Pierson, 18, entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado with a shotgun. Pierson legally purchased a pump-action shotgun from a local retailer on December 6. The shotgun was purchased approximately 3 months after Pierson was disciplined for … Read More

Epilepsy and Seizure Response for Law Enforcement

July 25, 2013 | 2

The majority of first responders do an outstanding job at serving the community and helping those who are in need of their help.  However, in some cases, there are some that have not always been educated about … Read More


May 7, 2013 | 2

Recently, I was a member of the Public Safety Suicide Prevention Panel at the annual Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Conference.  It was a great workshop hosted by Riverside Trauma Center and I was joined … Read More

In Memoriam – Lt. Michael Chiapperini

February 12, 2013 | 1

Chief Gerald Pickering of the Webster, New York Police Department has reported that the shooting death of Lieutenant Michael Chiapperini, 43, on December 24, 2012 has been ruled as an “on duty” death.

On Christmas Eve last year … Read More

Helping First Responders Deal with the Sandy Hook Tragedy

December 21, 2012 |

“…. There are no words…. Pray for Newtown.”

                                                      … Read More

Wives on Duty Ministries, Amor Eterno, Eternal Love

December 7, 2012 | 1

At the beginning of this year I lost my grandparents, one to cancer and the other, no matter what the doctors may say, to a broken heart. While it hurt so much, it brought hope and revealed … Read More