Category Archives: Officer wellness

Painted in Blue

A poem hangs on my office wall titled Painted in Blue. It was written by the daughter of a police officer trying to grapple with the notion of her father working as a gang sergeant and dealing a violent culture … Continue reading

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Dallas PD…Fit to Live

As Chief of Police in Eureka, and more importantly a person wearing a blue uniform, I am heart broken and saddened by the cowardly act of race-baiting extremists assassinating police officers at a Black Lives Matter march. If the purpose … Continue reading

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Officer Down!

Too many times in my career I heard the alert tone switch on the radio and the most feared words in policing come over the radio.  11-99, officer down, shots fired, All units respond code 3.  Instantly fear, anger, sadness … Continue reading

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Father’s Day as a Cop

When I was a sergeant working gangs, my Junior High school daughter watched as I synched on a Kevlar vest and slid my gun into a retention holster while readying myself for work. As a cop you get used to this … Continue reading

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