OFFICER, CAN’T YOU JUST GIVE ME A WARNING?

OFFICER, CAN’T YOU JUST GIVE ME A WARNING?

  NO GOOD DEED EVER GOES UNPUNISHED   That is a phrase which I first heard as a rookie while working with the time-worn, cynical, midnight shift sergeant one night when my FTO called off.   “How uncaring,” I thought in my naïveté.   Currently, I am on...
JEFF’S LESSONS FOR US ALL

JEFF’S LESSONS FOR US ALL

  Just minutes past 0900 this morning and the phone rang. It was Jeff, my best friend. It is always good to hear his voice.   My mind was racing.  Life doesn’t give us very many best friends.  Most friendships are here and strong for a season.  Then, they...
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS CAN KILL YOU

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS CAN KILL YOU

New Year’s Resolutions.  Most of us have come to hate them for a variety of reasons.   What is the official definition of a New Year’s Resolution?  It is typically a promise I make to myself.  It is a promise to change my behavior.   Resolutions address some of...
GET OUT and STAY OUT!

GET OUT and STAY OUT!

FLEETING THOUGHTS   If something happens to me while I am working, my family and I will be taken care of by the Department.   When you are a brand new, fresh out-of-the-wrapper cop, people who you have known in your former life are prone to asking questions...
THE LOWEST BIDDER

THE LOWEST BIDDER

  Last night, Jeff called.   Jeff is my Brother in Blue.  I came to know him back in Michigan.  A few years ago, he landed a job with a medium sized agency in a state in the Pacific Northwest.     SMART COP   Jeff’s a one-percenter.  He trains...