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Post ferguson lessons still not learned…

I was cleaning out my drafts folder a little bit when I came across this post. I was asked by CNN to write a post for them a couple of years ago, I think during the Fersuson rioting, and either … 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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It happens…another shooting

Counting my time as a recruit, I have been a City police officer for over seventeen years. I was never one of those people who always wanted to be a cop. It wasn’t my lifelong dream for sure. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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On violence and the mental health of police officers…Who cares?

“Why don’t you go back in service, Don.” It wasn’t a question so much as it was a request. There were enough police officers on the scene and I wasn’t needed anymore, so the sergeant was cutting me loose to … Continue reading

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It’s a tuesday night…

“I’m scared. Please don’t leave me alone.” I was standing over a boy with dark curly hair and big brown eyes. He was sitting on the floor in a back room of a small, two family house with his back … Continue reading

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Murder? Hmmmph…

“Is he gonna make it?” The woman asked with no real concern in her voice.  Her tone was so matter of fact that she may as well have been asking me about the weather or how my day was going. … Continue reading

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A senseless death…

We arrived at the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room at the same time. He and his partner parked and I pulled up to their left and did the same. I got out of my car and watched as the officer hurried … Continue reading

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Alive and well in the hood…

The trail of blood stopped then started again on the sidewalk across the street. Droplets led west on the sidewalk into a gangway then disappeared. “Who dar?” A woman yelled out her back door. “Police ma’am. Did you see anyone … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt, Fandom: St. Louis Cardinals

Daily Prompt: Fandom by michelle w. on July 11, 2013 Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not. ————————————————————————————– I am a fan of sports. True fandom doesn’t come from buying a jersey … Continue reading

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