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Author: William Gage

The Police Officer Idiot’s Guide to Dealing with Millennials

Every modern police officer has been there.  I know I have.  It seems like every other call for service I am dealing with it. You are interviewing a witness or suspect who is under the age of 30, and during the interview they are texting, or updating their Facebook or Twitter account incessantly.  They might also show an extreme lack of respect for any authority, or worse they might show extreme and inappropriate empathy for someone that has committed a horrific crime.  “Officer, I am sure that person that ….(robbed, beat, stabbed and or shot me) is a good...

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Thoughts On the Killing of an Officer

The news trickled in slowly.  First, I started getting text messages from fellow officers that work the opposite shift.  Then my wife showed me a facebook post.  Three officers had been shot, and one was fighting for her life. I felt sick to my stomach.  The shooting happened about 15 miles from my house.  My wife works with someone who’s husband is a cop in Prince William County, and I recently trained with some officers from there.  I have always found them to be competent and professional.  My wife began asking questions as she and I watched the breaking...

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