Fallen

In Remembrance of ME

In previous articles I have quoted several great leaders: General Sun Tzu, Fan Hsiao and Phil Jackson, naming only a few.
The purpose of that was to show the timelessness of leadership, its core principles and the way of true leadership. All great leaders lead by example. All true leaders put their team before themselves and celebrate the victories of each member as their own.

The leader that comes to mind during this season is Jesus of Nazareth.

Irrespective of whether you believe that He was a prophet or the son of God, I believe that at minimum we can all agree that He was a smart visionary and an awesome leader.
As all leaders before Him and after Him he led by example. He did what he did so that people would learn the way.

The lesson that we will focus on in this article is His lesson of gratitude that was taught particularly well during the last supper.

Jesus raised his glass of what was believed to be wine, and said the following solemn words (paraphrase) “drink this in remembrance of me.”

What does that mean?

He wasn’t only alluding to the sacrifice that He was about to make for them. He wasn’t referring to the different trials and tribulations that He went through so that they wouldn’t have to suffer. He was denoting the fact that everybody in this world owes their position in life to a predecessor who laid the foundation, ground work and went the extra mile in hopes that their descendants wouldn’t suffer as they did.

Every time that you wake up in the morning and your car’s not on bricks; Every day that you and your family enjoy a picnic in the park, on the mountainside or at a theme park free from crime; Every time that you need somebody to bail you, your family or friends out of harms’ way; Every time that your car is stalled on a dark street in the middle of the night and the soothing sight of blue approaching lights makes you feel safe; Every time that you enjoy the peaceful freedoms that you enjoy, with the confidence that when you call we are there; do so in remembrance of me.

Who is me in this context?

Me, is every man and woman that puts on a uniform, badge and gun and provides for their family by protecting yours. Me is, every law enforcement officer that gets stabbed trying to protect your belongings. Me is every law enforcement officer that is left alone to their own devices when they go above and beyond to protect the public against perpetrators that play the system of technicalities.

Me is, every law enforcement officer that is commissioned with the responsibility of doing what is reasonable and necessary to defeat the community’s criminals and is left alone to fend for themselves and chastised when doing so. Me is, every law enforcement officer that gets ridiculed and insulted by the media for doing and criticized for not doing.

Me is, every law enforcement officer that takes a bullet for you, when you are under fire by an assailant. Me is, every law enforcement officer that detours the attacks against your integrity that you don’t see because they got to them before they could materialize.

Me is every law enforcement officer that chases the perpetrator that just stole your wedding ring into the dark eerie tree line to recuperate what you hold dear. Me is, every law enforcement officer that risks life and limb to get to you before you lose yours.

Every time that you enjoy safety on a city street, public place, private establishment or in your house do so, in remembrance of me.

As you are gathered around the table with family and friends this Christmas raise your glass and make two toasts: One for me that risks his/her life on a daily basis for your safety.

And the second one is for my brother’s and sister’s that lost theirs that you may live on and enjoy yours.

Deputy Sheriff David T. “Bubba” Johnson
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, TN
EOW: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Terry B. Fisher
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, OK
EOW: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Detective Angel Creagh
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Sergeant Clinton Jeffrey Holtz
United States Capitol Police, US
EOW: Friday, January 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Agent Carlos A. Rivera-Vega
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith, Jr
Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Police Officer Perry T. Villani
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Police Officer Kristian D. Willhight
Burns Flat Police Department, OK
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Undersheriff Brian D. Beck
Washita County Sheriff’s Office, OK
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Sergeant David M. Baldwin
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, CO
EOW: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer
Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, TN
EOW: Monday, January 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Carlos Papillion, Jr.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA
EOW: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Sergeant Cory B. Wride
Utah County Sheriff’s Office, UT
EOW: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Percy Lee House, III
Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, VA
EOW: Friday, January 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine
Orange County Sheriff’s Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Correctional Officer Amanda B. Baker
Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, NE
EOW: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Assault
Officer Brian Mitchio Law
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez
California Highway Patrol, CA
EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Detective John Thomas Hobbs
Phoenix Police Department, AZ
EOW: Monday, March 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Captain Ronald G. Peifer, Sr.
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Friday, March 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Derek Andrew “Chip” Hansen
Wapato Police Department, WA
EOW: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Duty related illness
Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, March 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Officer Jason M. Crisp
United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Marc Uland Kelley
Trinity University Police Department, TX
EOW: Friday, March 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Detective Robert A. Montanez
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Chief Deputy Sheriff Allen Ray “Pete” Richardson
Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, AR
EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Police Officer James Patrick Morrissy
Oak Forest Police Department, IL
EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Ricky Paul Del Fiorentino
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, CA
EOW: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Robert Gordon German
Windermere Police Department, FL
EOW: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Master-at-Arms Mark A. Mayo
United States Navy Security Forces, US
EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Mark Hayden Larson
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, FL
EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Police Officer Alexander E. Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC
EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer David W. Smith
Johnson City Police Department, NY
EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Gregory T. Maloney
Plymouth Police Department, MA
EOW: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Deputy Sheriff Ernest T. Franklin
Barren County Sheriff’s Office, KY
EOW: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Detective John J. Marshall
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Detective Dennis Eric Guerra
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Fire
Police Officer II Christopher Alan Cortijo
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Detective Douglas H. Mayville
Albany Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Duty related illness
Agent Mareli A. Morales-Santiago
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Dennis Oliver Simmonds
Boston Police Department, MA
EOW: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Duty related illness
Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen
Polk County Sheriff’s Office, WI
EOW: Monday, April 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff William Heath Kelley
Covington County Sheriff’s Office, AL
EOW: Friday, April 18, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Bryan Marshall Berger
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, VA
EOW: Monday, April 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Trooper Gabriel Lenox Rich
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer II Roberto Carlos Sanchez
Los Angeles Police Department, CA
EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard
Florida Highway Patrol, FL
EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Police Officer Noel Lee Hawk
Eatonton Police Department, GA
EOW: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Master Sergeant John Collum
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, MS
EOW: Friday, May 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Police Officer Michael Alexander Petrina
Metro Nashville Police Department, TN
EOW: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Detective Charles Dinwiddie
Killeen Police Department, TX
EOW: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patrolman Stephen Arkell
Brentwood Police Department, NH
EOW: Monday, May 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Steven LaCruz “Cruz” Thomas
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Correctional Officer Chad Charles
Michigan Department of Corrections, MI
EOW: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Police Officer Jair Abelardo Cabrera
Salt River Police Department, TR
EOW: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini
United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Trooper Christopher Skinner
New York State Police, NY
EOW: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight
United States Department of Justice – United States Marshals Service, US
EOW: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Police Officer Brian W. Jones
Norfolk Police Department, VA
EOW: Friday, May 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Sergeant Paul A. Buckles
Potter County Sheriff’s Office, TX
EOW: Friday, May 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Police Officer Kevin Dorian Jordan
Griffin Police Department, GA
EOW: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Igor Soldo
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Alyn R. Beck
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV
EOW: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Scott Martin Hewell
Stockton Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Chief of Police Lee Dixon
Little River-Academy Police Department, TX
EOW: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Allen Morris Bares, Jr.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA
EOW: Monday, June 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Jacob Daniel Calvin
Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, IN
EOW: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Officer Perry Wayne Renn
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
EOW: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield
Gary Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Frank Gregory Bordonaro
Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, NY
EOW: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Detective Melvin Santiago
Jersey City Police Department, NJ
EOW: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Christopher M. Goodell
Waldwick Police Department, NJ
EOW: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
City Marshal Larry Jeane
Pineville City Marshal’s Office, LA
EOW: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Scott Patrick
Mendota Heights Police Department, MN
EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Sheriff Mark A. Hecker
Butler County Sheriff’s Office, NE
EOW: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Lieutenant Patrick Libertone
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Joseph James Dunn
Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, MT
EOW: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Chief of Police Michael Pimentel
Elmendorf Police Department, TX
EOW: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi
Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
EOW: Monday, August 25, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Constable Cleve Johnson
Titus County Constable’s Office – Precinct 2, TX
EOW: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Sergeant Paul Ferrara
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cause of Death: 9/11 related illness
Police Officer Daryl R. Pierson
Rochester Police Department, NY
EOW: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patrolman II Nickolaus Edward Schultz
Merrillville Police Department, IN
EOW: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Corporal Jason Eugene Harwood
Topeka Police Department, KS
EOW: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Joseph J. Matuskovic
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, SC
EOW: Monday, September 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo
United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, US
EOW: Friday, September 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Friday, September 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Michael Andrew Norris
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.
Newark Police Department, NJ
EOW: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Senior Deputy Jessica Laura Hollis
Travis County Sheriff’s Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cause of Death: Drowned
Police Officer Michael C. Williams
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Jordan Jeffrey Corder
Covina Police Department, CA
EOW: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Trooper David Kedra
Pennsylvania State Police, PA
EOW: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor
Midland County Sheriff’s Office, TX
EOW: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr.
Alton Police Department, MO
EOW: Monday, October 20, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Danny Paul Oliver
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Detective Michael David Davis, Jr.
Placer County Sheriff’s Department, CA
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Detective Kagan Dindar
Clarksville Police Department, TN
EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson
Butler County Sheriff’s Office, AL
EOW: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Officer Anthony Haase
Rio Rancho Police Department, NM
EOW: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Patrolman Robert Blajszczak
Summerville Police Department, SC
EOW: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Sergeant Jeffrey W. Garrett
Dothan Police Department, AL
EOW: Monday, October 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Yevhen “Eugene” Kostiuchenko
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, CA
EOW: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III
Harris County Sheriff’s Office, TX
EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Police Officer Shaun Richard Diamond
Pomona Police Department, CA
EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer David Smith Payne
Chandler Police Department, AZ
EOW: Friday, October 31, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Constable Robert Parker White
El Paso County Constable’s Office – Precinct 1, TX
EOW: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Assault
Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism
Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, MO
EOW: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt
Maury County Sheriff’s Department, TN
EOW: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Investigator Holmes Smith
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, SC
EOW: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Ronald A. Leisure
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, US
EOW: Friday, November 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Police Officer Justin R. Winebrenner
Akron Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene
Union County Sheriff’s Office, NC
EOW: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Sergeant Alejandro “Alex” Martinez
Willacy County Sheriff’s Office, TX
EOW: Friday, November 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lynd Smith
Leon County Sheriff’s Office, FL
EOW: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff James “Bart” Hart
Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, AL
EOW: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Agent Edwin O. Roman-Acevedo
San Juan Police Department, PR
EOW: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Senior Police Officer Ernest Jesus Montoya, Sr
Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR
EOW: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker
Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, MI
EOW: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Police Officer Richard Anthony Champion
Perryopolis Borough Police Department, PA
EOW: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Deputy Sheriff John Robert Street
George County Sheriff’s Office, MS
EOW: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Detective Rafael L. Ramos
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Detective Wenjian Liu
New York City Police Department, NY
EOW: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr
Tarpon Springs Police Department, FL
EOW: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Corporal Jamel Leon Clagett
Charles County Sheriff’s Office, MD
EOW: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Police Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart
Flagstaff Police Department, AZ
EOW: Saturday, December 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Special Police Officer Stephen Petruzzello
Cliffside Park Police Department, NJ
EOW: Monday, December 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Bridge and Tunnel Officer Thomas Choi
Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police, NY
EOW: Monday, December 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Police Officer James Ellis Foster, Jr.
Denham Springs Police Department, LA
EOW: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Harbor Patrol Assistant Timothy Douglas Mitchell
Avalon Harbor Patrol, CA
EOW: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Drowned
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K9 Remi
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch Police, MI
EOW: Monday, January 13, 2014
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
K9 Gorky
Davie County Sheriff’s Office, NC
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
K9 Jager
Petersburg Police Department, VA
EOW: Monday, January 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Fall
K9 Rocco
Pittsburgh Police Department, PA
EOW: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Stabbed
K9 Maros
United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US
EOW: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
K9 Mick
Portland Police Bureau, OR
EOW: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
K9 Ike
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, MD
EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
K9 Tanja
Walker County Sheriff’s Office, GA
EOW: Friday, June 13, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
K9 Tracker
Alabama Department of Corrections, AL
EOW: Monday, July 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire
K9 Nyx
Mills Police Department, WY
EOW: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
K9 Major
Orange Police Department, CT
EOW: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
K9 Kela
Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, NC
EOW: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
K9 Kye
Oklahoma City Police Department, OK
EOW: Monday, August 25, 2014
Cause of Death: Stabbed
K9 Simmie
East St. Louis Police Department, IL
EOW: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
K9 Petra
Colorado Springs Police Department, CO
EOW: Monday, September 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Fall
K9 Brunie
Kansas City Police Department, MO
EOW: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Duty related illness
K9 Beny
Montville Police Department, OH
EOW: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
K9 Baron
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, FL
EOW: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Cause of Death: Drowned
K9 Sara
Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, IA
EOW: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
K9 Robbie
Wyoming Highway Patrol, WY
EOW: Monday, October 20, 2014
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

From my family to the families of those brothers and sister that have fallen, I raise my glass now and always in appreciation and remembrance of you. An officer is only as strong as the family that stands beside them.

Merry Christmas

Officer Eric Aguiar, LLB has a passion for fairness and seeks to assist in the personal, professional, and spiritual growth for LEOs. Eric believes that leaders must foster and motivate the growth of law enforcement subordinates and co-workers. Everyone in the profession deserves the opportunity to grow into the role they wish to fulfill. Eric taught legal courses at a North-Atlanta technical college for 7 years before starting his law enforcement career. He currently serves as a University system police officer, positively influencing students, faculty, and staff. Eric is credentialed in negation by Notre Dame University. He believes that negotiation skills are an important leadership asset. His ultimate career goal is to serve as a police chief who focuses on professional growth and team development by cultivating a department culture supporting good morale and uniformity of leadership at all command levels.
Long term goals: establish a minimum wage for law enforcement, solidify a higher level of mandatory training for the patrol level (more cogent with the expectations) and bridging the gap between law enforcement and community through education.

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Eric Aguiar

Eric Aguiar LLB is an author in the field, having several publications with Law Enforcement Today and two books on Amazon.One of his publications was featured on Western Illinois University's local online editorial (part of an executive law enforcement program) while others have been used as a reference training tool by various institutions. It is his personal and professional mission to get this information to all law enforcement in this state and eventually the country.One of his objectives is to bridge the disparity that exists between the public's expectation of police services and what a department is actually capable of.    This is accomplished on the public safety side by developing and implementing rigorous training modules at the patrol officer level in the following areas: patrol strategy, small team tactics, negotiation and SWAT.    This is accomplished at the public’s level by developing and implementing rigorous training modules available to the community through seminars and police lead public safety exercises. In an active emergency every component (police and public) have a role.   A more informed and prepared public will pave the way to a safer community and a more productive police/citizen encounter.   And a better trained police force will prove itself to be the best customer service, because it enables us to serve at the highest standard.He strongly believes in leadership as one of the most critical components of any mission and encourages all members without or with rank to perfect their leadership and tactical skills. Eric is currently working on a curriculum that teaches officers of all ranks and positions to be Tactical Police Leaders.He looks forward to bringing value to the lives of those in his profession as well as those affected by it.

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