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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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Here’s how it feels…

“Born Brave was the officer shot last night,” my coworker said as I was slipping my office key into the keyhole to start my Tuesday morning. “What? What are you talking about?” I responded. “Sgt. Brave was the cop shot this … 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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A shooting a mother and her baby…

The intersection of Vandeventer and St. Louis Avenue isn’t in my district. I am not subject to calls that come out in that area, but my car had a tire that was running low on air. I told the dispatcher … Continue reading

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