Archive for February, 2009


Franklin Park Just Like Northlake?

It has been a while since my days in Northlake Police, Illinois(It seems that many people from the town of Northlake, Texas have been to this blog thinking that my stories about Northlake Police Department were about their PD). Anyway, here is a story from one of Northlake’s neighbors, Franklin Park, Illinois. Franklin Park Police Department has had their share of “issues” over the years. They have had some excellent Police Officers there as well as bad ones. Well, the town is having the usual political power struggle with the people currently in power thinking that they are kings of the world. Sound familiar? Well, they are …Read more […..]

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Motel ambush wounds 2 Ind. officers; suspects flee

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – An ambush at a southern Indiana motel seriously wounded two police officers and set off a multistate manhunt for the two shooting suspects.The Jeffersonville officers were approaching a room in the motel off Interstate 65 Thursday evening to investigate suspicious activity, when the suspects started shooting, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin. At least one officer returned fire, but it was unclear whether he hit anyone.Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and Patrolman Keith Broady were able to get back to their vehicles and report the shooting, said Jeffersonville Detective Todd. Both underwent surgery at University …Read more […..]

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16 Illegal Immigrants Suing Arizona Rancher

Roger Barnett has had his house broken into, trucks stolen, cattle killed and property damaged by illegal immigrants crossing the border via his 22,000-acre Arizona ranch and in 1998, he decided enough was enough.So he began rounding them up at gunpoint and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol. Barnett claims to have captured around 12,000 illegal immigrants attempting to cross his property – a spot along the border that authorities have deemed “an avenue of choice” – into the United States since then.Astonishingly, 16 of those illegally immigrants are now suing Barnett for $32 million in punitive damages for civil rights …Read more […..]

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Some Food For Thought

Always a Cop: Once the badge goes on, it never comes off, whether theycan see it, or not. It fuses to the soul throughadversity, fear and adrenaline and no one who has ever wornit with pride, integrity and guts, can ever sleep throughthe ‘call of the wild’ that wafts through bedroomwindows in the deep of the night. When Cops Retire When a good cop leaves the ‘job’ and retires to abetter life, many are jealous, some are pleased and yetothers, who may have already retired, wonder. We wonder ifhe knows what he is leaving behind, because we alreadyknow. We know, for example, that after a lifetime ofcamaraderie that few experience, …Read more […..]

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