The L.A. Riots:  24 Years Later

The L.A. Riots: 24 Years Later

At 3:15 PM on April 29, 1992, a jury in Ventura County acquitted LAPD Sergeant Stacey C. Koon and Officers Laurence M. Powell, Theodore J. Briseno and Timothy E. Wind after the beating of Rodney G. King. The incident, caught on amateur videotape by George Holliday,...
LESMA Lists 90 Officers Shot In 2016

LESMA Lists 90 Officers Shot In 2016

According to the Law Enforcement And Supporters For Media Accountability, there have been 90 police officers shot in the line of duty in 2016. “Day number 115 (April 24, 2016) in the year, and 90 police officers shot to date…. Five of those have been in...
Today Was A Tough Day

Today Was A Tough Day

Today was a tough day. I just returned from a funeral of another officer in my agency.  I saw him last Monday in class and on Wednesday morning I was notified that he had committed suicide.  It didn’t make sense.  He was smart, funny, well liked and a good cop....
Sound of Silence

Sound of Silence

The North Richland Hills (TX) Police Department recently posted this video, which was produced for their 2016 Awards Banquet. “It is a  tribute to the men and women who go out everyday, facing the possibility we may not come home, and also to honor their...
With My Life….If Need Be

With My Life….If Need Be

“With My Life….If Need Be” That is the saying of the “Oath of Office” I took over two decades ago.  I was 22 years old and quite frankly did not have a clue what that really meant. Many of you reading this took a similar oath and maybe...

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