Final Tour: May 2016

Final Tour: May 2016

Seven officers died in the line of duty during the month of May, bringing the total loss for 2016 to 39. Although the loss of these officers was the ultimate tragedy for their families and agencies, May has historically been much deadlier for law enforcement. Ironically, the same ...
BODYCAM: Northern Ariz. University Shooting

BODYCAM: Northern Ariz. University Shooting

A man who brandished and fired a handgun while walking near the Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus was killed by police Monday in a shootout after he tried to carjack a vehicle in a busy intersection, authorities said. The shooting of Verl Bedonie, 26, of Tuba City, ...
Police Leadership: The Enigma

Police Leadership: The Enigma

By: Michael A. Orticelle I have been fortunate to attend several police leadership training events over the last year. Organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Gallagher-Westfall Group have training programs for police executives that ...
DASHCAM: Officer Fired Upon at Traffic Stop

DASHCAM: Officer Fired Upon at Traffic Stop

A man accused of shooting at officers Sunday in Miami Gardens appeared in court Monday, where a Miami-Dade County judge ordered that he be held in jail without bond. Gary Sprauve, 37, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder on a police officer and utilization of a firearm ...