5 Mistakes by a Rookie Officer

5 Mistakes by a Rookie Officer

Every rookie officer makes mistakes. Here are five blunders made by someone very close to me. … All right, I confess, these were my errors. “Don’t let the same dog bite you twice,” a wise old guy once said. Mercifully, I acknowledge these shortcomings were never...
Did I earn my police pension?

Did I earn my police pension?

Did I earn my police pension? I will answer with some memories. A group of officers and I chased a man with a gun into an alley at about 4:00 o’clock in the morning on a hot summer night. We had him trapped in one of the backyards, but the officers searched with no...
10 Things That Can Make a Cop Smile

10 Things That Can Make a Cop Smile

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a cop smile? After all, they are known for being stoic professionals. Naturally, a nice family offering to buy a meal would bring a grin of gratitude. But I’m referring to a smile of satisfaction! Now let’s be honest,...
Things Police Find Funny

Things Police Find Funny

Any law enforcement officer who deals with the public on a regular basis develops a slightly off-kilter sense of humor. Often called “gallows humor,” it manifests itself with things the public might find offensive or distasteful rather than humorous. We find a lot...

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