Write the truth. I said I would write the truth when I started this blog. I have done that but sometimes I think what I say makes me sound a wee bit better than I really am. So, tonight, I’ll tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.…… Continue reading Exhibit A
It’s in Homer’s Odyssey where we first learn about Mentor. When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, leaves to fight the Trojan War, he relegates the care of his household and more importantly, his son Telemachus, to Mentor. Mentor was charged to serve as teacher and overseer of Telemachus while Odysseus was gone. From this Greek mythological…… Continue reading Police Wives Need Good Mentors
William Petty with Centrifuge Training, LLC recently wrote a Facebook post in response to questions he had received about becoming a firearms instructor. As I read the very first piece of advice he gave, I thought…wow! That applies to being a police officer’s wife, girlfriend, mother, etc. Here’s what he said: “Find a mentor. When…… Continue reading Find a Mentor. When You Have a Good One, Take Notes.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Especially in police work. I mean seriously…most people wouldn’t believe some of the total weirdness that happens. You just can’t make it up. Grab some milk and cookies and settle in for tonight’s tale. I’ve titled it: Fill ‘er Up. My guy was a motorcycle officer for several years. The…… Continue reading Fill ‘er Up
I took the picture. I didn’t see it in the moment. But, there it is casting its image in the shadow. The shadow on a tombstone of one who made the ultimate sacrifice. There in the shadow, the vaguely visible red stripes symbolize the valor of this officer who upheld it and what it stood…… Continue reading Reflections
I am a time traveler. Not the Dr. Who-Marty McFly-Phil Connors-Terminator-Bill & Ted-Dr. Spock kind. I don’t have a time-skipping phone booth or a DeLorean or a TARDIS. I’ve never piloted the Starship Enterprise. I’ve never been beamed-up. Even so, I have earned a significant number of reward miles through my time travels. Time travel…… Continue reading Time Travel
I can only imagine. Every now and then I dream of it happening. Maybe tonight is the night. I hope this is the moment in time when it will finally happen. I’m giddy with excitement because it will be my first time. I can conjure up every minute detail of it. The pure, unadulterated pleasure…… Continue reading I Can Only Imagine