A Better Way: Ridding Help of Stigma

A Better Way: Ridding Help of Stigma

We know the number of law enforcement suicides is extremely high compared to other professions. The precise numbers, however, are hard to prove. Current statistics show a rate of 18 per 100,000 police officers and 39 of 100,000 corrections officers are committing suicide. (For ...
Violence in the Blink of an Eye

Violence in the Blink of an Eye

On December 22, 2015, Ludlow, Ky., Police Officer Sam Hodge made a traffic stop on Charles Reynolds, 61. When Hodge activated his lights to make the initial stop Reynolds refused to pull over. Minutes later he did pull into the lot of a local grocery store. Officer Hodge approached ...
DUI Stops for Motors, Part 2

DUI Stops for Motors, Part 2

In part one, we talked about stopping our errant driver and directing them to a predetermined location. By having predetermined locations, then successfully directing violators to those locations, you will have with the best opportunity to conduct safe and effective DUI ...
BODYCAM: Ludlow, Ky., Traffic Stop OIS

BODYCAM: Ludlow, Ky., Traffic Stop OIS

Great work by the officers involved and Good Samaritan James Megerle, who came to Officer Samuel Hodge's aid after a violent encounter stemming for a Dec. 22, 2015, traffic stop. And thank you to River City News for editing and captioning this video. [CLICK HERE TO READ JIM ...
DASHCAM: Las Vegas Suicide by Cop Attempt

DASHCAM: Las Vegas Suicide by Cop Attempt

Juan Carlos Lopez-Aguilar’s gun was a fake. But police say his intention to get shot may have been real. Las Vegas police Sgt. William Matchko shot Lopez-Aguilar, 42, in the shoulder during a confrontation Monday night in the southern valley. And at a Thursday afternoon press ...