Remembering the Purpose

Remembering the Purpose

Years ago, I was sworn in as a police officer. I was given a copy of the oath I took and a copy of the U.S. Constitution. I took these documents and recognized that I was to celebrate the privilege of serving my community and preserving the American way of life. Every citizen in the ...
Lawyers I’ve Known

Lawyers I’ve Known

As I've said before, most lawyers live large. And I found one that must have a HUGE wardrobe. I had to travel out to the great southwest for a trial. My client wanted me to sit in on the plaintiff’s case and take notes during the opposing expert’s testimony, so I had to get out ...
Slugs vs. The Rest

Slugs vs. The Rest

I believe there are generally two types of police officers. These are: The Slugs: These generally do as little as possible, just enough to keep the bosses off of their collective behinds. They work harder at not working than doing the actual job. The Journeymen: They work ...
VIDEO: Dashcam of Fatal OIS Released

VIDEO: Dashcam of Fatal OIS Released

Dashcam video of a fatal officer-involved shooting in March has been released, showing Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen shoot and kill 34-year-old Tyrel Vick. He was suspected of killing his brother, Naman Vick earlier in the day on March 20th. Officers spotted Tyrel driving his dead ...
Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

A few years ago, while teaching a Certified Motorcycle Training Officer (CMTO) class at the California Highway Patrol's Motorcycle Academy, I spent a fair amount of time instilling in the new training officers the need for them to lead from the front. I explained that by earning the ...