Smart Cars Part II

Smart Cars Part II

Jan. 26, 1979 the day my future driving career took a wild slide through the back roads of an obscure southern county. The Dukes of Hazzard television show debuted, and millions of pre-license adolescents like me drooled over a show featuring a shiny orange muscle car...
Investigations: Investigating Robbery (part 3 of 3)

Investigations: Investigating Robbery (part 3 of 3)

My last article featured the fictional robbery of the Moh-egan Sun casino in Connecticut. The robbery was performed with military planning and precision by a well-trained, well-equipped, 12-person crew. Approximately $600,000 was stolen, and in the ensuing panic in...

Officer-as-Hostage

Pulaski County, Ark. For nearly an hour, an in-custody suspect, 29-year-old Alonzo Gilliam, armed with a homemade knife, held a Pulaski County sheriff s deputy hostage in the basement of the courthouse. Gilliam was being held on numerous charges, including possession...
Rack  'Em Up

Rack 'Em Up

While I aim to offer valid information any officer or trainer can use, I have often directed this column toward the small-agency instructor or officer who doesn't have access to a multimillion-dollar training facility. I come from a department that had a...

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