But already Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the head of the Portland police union are trading barbs, and it's over the wording of the job description for the top cop's job.
The year was 1991. Narcotics trafficking along the Gulf Coast was overrunning Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. It was clear that law enforcement needed more training and new techniques.
When I became a police officer, I soon realized the stark contrast the non-athletic community lives in. Injuries in a police department are often seen as a “pre-exiting” issue.
Open jobs and recruiting challenges mean some Des Moines-area police department leaders worry about officers becoming strained or burned out — or worse.
Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans is struggling to recruit minorities and one of the complaints is his state's military preference where veterans get preferential treatment.
It is tragic that PC Keith Palmer, like most of his fellow officers, was unarmed and could not defend himself or others against an evil terrorist.