Remembering the City as It Was

Remembering the City as It Was

“You worry too much,” my friend told me as we walked with our wives on the streets in the downtown section of Denver. I had just cautioned him to keep an eye out for someone walking behind us. I thought for a minute about what he said, and I replied, “No, I’ve seen too much.” We ...
Working Holidays …

Working Holidays …

Working the holidays can be interesting for police officers and other first responders. New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July are usually busy for cops, but many of the other holidays are quiet. Holidays can be emotional times for everyone. It’s common knowledge among cops that the ...
Protecting & Serving Protesters

Protecting & Serving Protesters

One of the freedoms we enjoy in the United States is the right to speak our minds and protest without fear of retaliation. For years I’ve participated and watched law enforcement officers attempt to protect these rights by maintaining control and keeping everyone safe at protests and ...
Revisiting My Brother’s Murder, 36 Years Later

Revisiting My Brother’s Murder, 36 Years Later

The headlines of the Sept. 8, 1980, Honolulu Star-Bulletin read, “Two Marines found dead at Beach Park.” The article quoted local police as saying that two Kaneone Marines apparently were fatally beaten early the day prior when parked near the water’s edge at Manualua Beach Park in ...