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
This week has been set aside for memorializing police officers who have died in the line of duty. I have thought a lot about these officers. I have thought about the three I personally knew. I thought about how every single day officers put their lives on the line. I thought about what they could…… Continue reading Practice
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
21,183 who answered the call to protect and serve. 21,183 who put the safety of others above their own safety. 21,183 who didn’t live long enough. 21,183 families who will never be the same. 21,283 who served selflessly. 21,183 who paid the ultimate price. 21,183 names engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.…… Continue reading 21,183