A MILLION WORDS – Police Week 2017

  I just returned home from my annual pilgrimage to Washington D.C.   I have an article deadline staring me in the face.   I had already planned to write about my Police Week experience. But then, I paused. I realize that, over the years, I’ve probably written a...

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WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT A MUSEUM?

  It’s tough for everyone these days.  Budgets and pensions are being cut.  Vacant positions aren’t being filled.   Some places have even had layoffs.  Every group, organization, government, and charity seems to have more demands and fewer dollars to cover the...

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MY OATH AND YOURS

  Cop recruits are taught the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics in the academy and are reminded of it often throughout their careers. The oath is a commitment to America, the public, to themselves and it is a covenant with God.  Read it here: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Law...

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FUNERALS ARE CHEAPER THAN TRAINING

  Dateline: Metro Detroit; Friday, June 4, 2004, 2030 hours.   I was working with my partner in a crime-ridden Detroit suburb.  The dispatcher sounded frantic:  BOL for a red Firebird or Camaro, occupied by a white male.  He is armed and dangerous.  The vehicle...

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WHAT IF YOU CANNOT COME?

  I’ve penned a few articles urging the ‘real cops’ among us to be part of Police Week in D.C. each May.   I continue to cling to that belief.  Yes, it’s a time of honor, respect, recharge, fellowship, and part of the debt of gratitude that we owe to the cops and...

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DO YOU DISPLAY YOUR ASS IN PUBLIC?

  A couple of Sunday afternoons ago, I trudged off to the gym.  After getting into my workout gear, I got out on the floor with the few other folks there.  Sundays can be nice.  There is no time pressure. The gym is not very crowded.  Sweet. The pleasure of the...

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