Author: JIM DONAHUE

Cop Suicide: Do You Smell Something Burning (Part 1)

There are too many cops taking their own lives.  Period.   End of story. But it’s not the end of the story. Coming forth at CopBlue is a short series on the issue – but coming from a very different direction that most writings of its type.  How? First, it attempts to bring top-of-mind awareness to the horrible pain a suicidal cop inflicts on those he cares for the most.  Certainly, there is his birth-family.  But for me today, it will be his Brothers in Blue who will suffer in horrible ways that cannot even be discussed. It will rip...

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A Contact Lens for Your Navel

Thinking back to my earlier years, when commenting on a buddy’s screwed-up thinking, I might say something like, “Your head is so far up your butt that you need a contact lens on your navel.” Another classic from the past is, “You are so full of poop that your eyes should be brown.” There are times I read something that is so friggin’ stupid that I have to re-read it a second time just be certain that I didn’t misread it.   NASRO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MO CANADY GETS THE AWARD  Mo Canady, the executive director gets the award for...

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Remembering …

This Memorial Day We are Americans, one and all. We have been given the gift of freedom. For that, we thank God and those who served in uniform abroad and at home. We must never forget. ALL GAVE SOME … SOME GAVE ALL God Bless America                                                      ...

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THE BROTHERHOOD: How Much are the Dues for This Club?

I preach this to every academy class of recruits: “You’re joining a Brotherhood.   You have probably received your last traffic ticket.   Most times, when you eat at a restaurant, you won’t pay full price – if anything at all.”  This is always greeted with grins and a few snickers. But then, I add, “always remember this: for every single benefit you receive, you owe a hundred times more back to your brothers.”   This usually draws blank stares throughout the group. I have been favored with a wonderful career opportunity.   While practicing my skills as a cop, I travel across...

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THE BROTHERHOOD: Have We Lost Our Way?

The word “PATRIOTISM” stirs up deep feelings among some, while eliciting little reaction from others. From Webster’s Dictionary:  PATRIOTISM is a noun, love and loyal or zealous support of one’s own country. This was my dad’s story.  In 1941, at the age of 19 as a newlywed, he enlisted in the Army.   He landed on the beaches of France on D-Day +4. Many years later, he explained to me that he was called to defend his country. His judgment came into serious question, at the time, from others in his life.  Yet, he felt the call to duty and...

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