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Tragedy spares nobody…

When it comes to tragedy, there surely can be no better place to have your heart broken or spirit crushed than by being associated with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I don’t know if egregious misfortune is endemic to … 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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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 word or several on the newest police officers…

Tonight we will send eighteen men and women into the streets of St. Louis as newly appointed police officers. These men and women who woke up civilian recruits in training this morning, will go to sleep commissioned police officers tonight. They … Continue reading

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Clark kent and a speech for new officers…

I was having a pretty pedestrian morning until a lively homeless gent, who smelled of peepee, ogled me for a few seconds before informing me that I looked like “Clark Muthafuckin’ Kent.” I guess these new eyeglasses aren’t so bad … Continue reading

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