Archive for November, 2008


Always A Cop

Received this special tribute today and wanted to share it with those who have been there and understand what being in LE is all about. Once the badge goes on, it never comes off, whether they can see it, or not. It fuses to the soul through adversity, fear and adrenaline and no one who has ever worn it with pride, integrity and guts can ever sleep through the ‘call of the wild’ that wafts through bedroom windows in the deep of the night. When Cops Retires When a good cop leaves the ‘job’ and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder. We wonder if he knows …Read more […..]

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New Findings from FBI About Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

NEW FINDINGS FROM FBI ABOUT COP ATTACKERS & THEIR WEAPONSNew findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI.Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers:–show signs of being armed that officers miss;–have more experience using deadly force in “street combat” than their intended victims;–practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately;–have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger. “If you hesitate,” one told the study’s researchers, “you’re dead. …Read more […..]

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A True Lesson Learned During My Probation

This is about my first real lesson learned while I was on probation at Northlake Police Department. Rookies take heed…Now, when an officer passes FTO and is set on their own it is very exciting and “freeing.” You are free to pursue criminals and respond to calls in your own style. Even though you may be on your own, much still rides on the other officers you work as well as supervisors. When I was a rookie, my FTO and a couple other fine and trustworthy officers advised me to find an officer or two that I trusted and only confide in them matters that could jeopardize my job/career. I should not trust everyone–boy is this …Read more […..]

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Kaylen, I Like to Move It Move It, Patti-Cake, Nice & Snuggly Warm

Emma recently got to know her cousin Kaylen better. For awhile now we have been notified that Kaylen wanted to babysit for Emma. We finally set it up and it went very well.Kaylen slept overnight here and the next day she had her first crack at watching the little stinker! Of course during the morning hours I was here but I pretty much stayed in the office. In the afternoon I went to the health club. How nice it is to be able to do the thing that i love and have been used to doing for the last 20 years at that time of day! I came home refreshed and Emma didn’t even care that I was gone. Of course, the next morning Emma woke …Read more […..]

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Remembering TV Police Shows/Theme Songs

While growing up, I enjoyed police shows very much. I especially enjoyed the theme songs that came with them. Here is a great music site that I have found that has some great Police show/Theme Music. Thinking back, it is easy to remember some of the shows/themes that I enjoyed. My favorite shows come to mind easily. Others are harder to remember but thanks to the internet and cool music sites it is easy to find Cool Police Music.Here is a list of some cool shows that include some of my favorite shows/theme songs that were/are: SWAT, Hawaii 50, COPS, Adam 12, Baretta, Barney Miller, CHiPs, Columbo, Starsky & Hutch(My Favorite), …Read more […..]

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Jury finds N.H. man guilty of killing officer

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A jury found Michael Addison, 28, guilty of capital murder this afternoon in the killing of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs, after more than 12 hours of deliberation over two and a half days. Addison’s case will now proceed to a sentencing phase, which will determine whether he will face the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.The verdict was announced to a packed courtroom, with Briggs’s family members and Manchester police officers filling all available courtroom seats and spilling into the lobby. Briggs’s two young sons, who have not attended any …Read more […..]

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The Big Slide! ABCs, Ring Around the Rosie, 1st Movie at the Show! Skip to My Lou

Ever since Emma fell on her face–ouch–at the bottom of the big slide at the park she has refused to go back on…until now! I finally got her to go on the big slide with me, on my lap–Stay at Home Dad Tip- don’t be embarrassed to act like a kid!. After that time down(safe) she told me she wanted to do it herself. I walked along the stairs and stood at the bottom where she could see me. She went down with the usual WEEEEEE and once at the bottom decided that she wanted to do it again, and again, and again……..So glad that she overcame her fear.Since Emma has been seeing the 2 girls at the park I have decided that she needs …Read more […..]

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