Category Archives: Police Stories

Some final words…

A few people who couldn’t make Officer Alix’s funeral have asked if they could read my speech, and this seems to be the easiest way to share it. It was apparently way too long, I guess I see that now, … Continue reading

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The appreciation is appreciated…

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is apparently a thing. It’s January 9th, the same day as National Apricot Day and National Static Electricity Day. I kid you not. I had several people send me thoughtful messages on National Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Indicting the police…all of them

‘It’s still a blast beating people’: St. Louis police indicted in assault of undercover officer posing as protester The headline above is from the Washington Post news site. That paper serves a community 900 miles away from St. Louis, MO, … Continue reading

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Policing, the deterioration is real…

I’ve started and deleted several iterations of this post because I don’t know what I want to say. I haven’t been following the news, so I don’t have enough facts to make an informed statement on my thoughts about the … Continue reading

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Apathetic is pathetic…

Apathy… It doesn’t seem so long ago that death was something shocking and emotional. What happened to us? Several months ago I responded to a house for a baby in distress, but by the time I had arrived, there was … Continue reading

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City blocks…

A few weeks ago, I was flagged down by a pretty little girl in the Gravois Park Neighborhood of South St. Louis. It was maybe 8:30 in the morning and she was wearing a back pack as she stood on … Continue reading

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A police academy graduation speech…

Well, the thirty week journey for recruit class 2016-02 is over. They woke up this morning as police officers, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. St. Louis is twenty-six really good people stronger on the police force today … Continue reading

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Big, black and crazy, but alive…

I thought of the below described call today after seeing an online friend of mine, Tshaka, Tweet about his status as a “big black guy” and what that implies when he is confronted by law enforcement (not that he is a LEO … Continue reading

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Why I police (sort of), if not how…

A couple of years ago, I was buying some propane and other irrelevant items from a small business in a town just a few miles outside of St. Louis City. As I fumbled for some change from my pant’s pocket, my … Continue reading

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A too long rambling on aid calls and oppression

This past Friday I was working patrol in the city when I heard an aid call come out. An aid call is short for an officer in need of aid call, and it is exactly what it sounds like; it’s … Continue reading

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