Final Tour: October, 2016

Final Tour: October, 2016

Seventeen officers were lost last month, the second worst month in all of 2016. Only July, when five Dallas PD officers were gunned down, has been more deadly. Our 2016 line-of-duty losses stand at 111 as we end the month of October. Of those, 46 have been lost in vehicle-related ...
Two Miles Apart & A World of Grief Behind

Two Miles Apart & A World of Grief Behind

Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin was only 24 years old, just 15 months on the job and six hours into his 12-hour patrol shift, when a man pulled alongside his cruiser and shot an estimate 15 – 30 rounds at him. “When I saw the bullet holes, I pulled the door open and realized ...
The Apology Heard Around the World

The Apology Heard Around the World

Wellesley (Mass.) Police Chief Terrence (Terry) M. Cunningham and President of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population at the convention in San Diego last week. “While we obviously cannot change the past, ...
Corrections Threats

Corrections Threats

I just returned from a swing across New York and Pennsylvania.  I had to venture up to the great northeast to take care of my annual H.R. 218 recertification at my former PD after which my wife and I stopped in to see the kids and kidlettes in Pennsylvania. While scanning the local ...