July 31, 2017

Anyone who read what I posted yesterday in response to some of the comments about the Metro D.C. police officer wearing a shirt into court containing imagery that could be considered racist; what I am about to say may shock you… I was mad.

Yes… yes, I know. You might no...

July 28, 2017

In his first appearance in the February 1974 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man #129, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, was portrayed as an antagonist of Spider-Man. However, in the ensuing 43 years since that first cameo, The Punisher would end up becoming one of Marvel Co...

July 23, 2017

On July 11, 2017, at around 9:30 pm, Corporal Smith was on patrol in one of the highest crime areas of a city that boast a violent crime index rating of 884.6 (The U.S. average violent crime rate is 200.7; Chicago is 426.4; Minneapolis is 548.1; Detroit is 759.0). Whil...

July 18, 2017

Outside of all of the varying and often emotional public feelings surrounding the death of Justine Damond; one of the often forgotten pieces of the entire event is the family members and friends who are left holding nothing but memories and sadness in the wake of the l...

July 8, 2017

The night of July 7, 2016, was a tough night for me. That was the night I heard about the sniper attack in Dallas, Texas.  that claimed the lives of five police officers.


That night I felt myself sliding towards hate, and evil because I was hurt and mad at the loss of...

July 3, 2017

For five years I was a K9-handler at my agency. Additionally, I have continued to raise, train or work around police service dogs for the last ten years. Ultimately, I learned a lot about people by working with dogs. 

I actually learned one of most important life less...

July 2, 2017

You may have heard me mention before that the city I work for has a violent crime rate index rating that is 300 points higher than Chicago. Basically, I don't work in Mayberry. A very large portion of our population is comprised of members of the minority and illegal i...

June 29, 2017

The field of Police “Public Figures” is a fairly sparse one. In one corner, you have a small group of law enforcement public figures, who are typically known for their commentary on various news outlets, such as former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Sheriff David Clarke. These...

June 28, 2017

A few months ago, I found myself in the office of a professional polygraph service we contract with for background checks and any other instances we may need a test done. I was there to have an officer polygraphed based on an allegation of misconduct against them.

On th...

June 26, 2017

The taboo of law enforcement, organizationally, systematically, or individually speaking out against bad behavior, misdeeds or crimes committed by those within their ranks is extraordinary if you think about it.  In fact, it’s not just extraordinary, it’s unprecedented...

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