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Travis Yates

Travis Yates is a writer and editor at Law Officer. His Seminars in Risk Management & Officer Safety have been taught across the United States & Canada. Major Yates has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the Director of Training for SAFETAC Training.

It Is Time For The President To Step Up

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You have blocked federal funding for the very equipment that the police used in San Bernardino and now in Orlando to STOP terrorists.

Radical Islamic Terrorism: The Spin Is Coming

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This is a Terrorist Attack on Americans, on American Soil. It's that simple.

20 Years Ago…..

Line of duty deaths were nothing new to me. I grew up in a law enforcement family and I saw what it did to my dad when his friend, Officer Randy Basnett was murdered. I married my wife in 1995 and I saw what it had done to her. Her father, Lt. James Pat Grimes was killed in the line of duty.

Police Officers Attend Kindergarten Graduation For Fallen Cop’s 5-Year-Old Son

The Chicago Police Department attended five-year-old Alex Valadez, Jr.'s kindergarten graduation and made it one unforgettable ceremony.

FBI’s Newest K-9 Sniffs Out Digital Evidence

One of the newest members of the FBI has a decidedly low-tech method of sniffing out digital evidence: she uses her nose.

Get Over It: Controversy Surrounds Dallas Police And Local Church

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has answered critics’ call to clarify his department’s partnership with First Baptist Dallas — by insisting there’s no partnership at all.

ESPN Columnist Slams Cops Singing National Anthem

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The assertion by Bryant is ridiculous and he is part of the problem.

Must Watch: Gracie Breakdown of Officer’s Fight For His Life

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We are huge fans of the Gracie Academy and we are thankful that they have done a Gracie Breakdown on this particular video.

Disturbing Video Shows Suspect Beating Officer

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This is a report of loud music. No call is routine. We lose officers in the line of duty every year with the original call being far less than that.

The Absence Of A President

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This year would have been President Obama's last year to address the survivors and the nation on Police Memorial Day.