Alleged Murderer Appears in Court

Alleged Murderer Appears in Court

Shannon J. Miles, the man who allegedly executed Harris (Texas) County Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared briefly in Houston District Court today. He said very little, except to answer the judges questions. Miles is being held without bond. Harris County District Attorney Devon ...
Below 100 & Ambush

Below 100 & Ambush

A true ambush is something that understandably strikes fear into the heart of everyone who wears a badge. After all, an ambush is a surprise attack perpetrated by someone lying in wait, who is often willing to die in the attempt. As a result, officers are limited in their ability to ...
Do Blue Lives Matter?

Do Blue Lives Matter?

"In my 45 years in law enforcement, I can't recall another incident so cold-blooded and cowardly." Those are the emotional words from Sheriff Ron Hickman on Friday as he spoke to the press about the execution style murder of one of his deputies, Darren Goforth. Darren was 47 years ...
Your Leadership Location?

Your Leadership Location?

Location matters. Where are you? Are you really present for your team? Do you set aside what you are doing to give your full attention and time when a team member asks if you have a moment to talk? We all know how busy we can get, but we might not be paying attention to what counts ...
Resolving Conflict with Active Listening

Resolving Conflict with Active Listening

[Editor's Note: It's no secret that many in this profession see their marriages collapse. The reasons for this are many and complicated, but communication is often at the core of conflict. In this article, police officer and licensed family therapist Jeff Shannon takes a look at how ...