Spend Your Emotions

Spend Your Emotions

Last night, someone commented on our social media page, that we should “save your ‘great sadness’” for the people who are dying and for our new reality. I immediately deleted the comment and would have left it at that, but it troubled me for one very large reason....
Is It Your Time to Shine?

Is It Your Time to Shine?

Dear Health Care Worker, Today I read that it’s “Your time to shine” and it didn’t feel right. My first reaction is that you are not shining, you are frustrated, tired, angry, scared, feeling guilty and a plethora of other things; shiny wasn’t the first thing...
10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Care About Police

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Care About Police

Yup, you read that right. I know there are millions of you that hate cops, and there are millions of you that love them. I’ve given it a lot of thought and realized the haters have a point. I mean seriously, in 1962 John F. Kennedy decided to set aside an entire...
No One Is Completely Dead…

No One Is Completely Dead…

I should be preparing for tonight’s board meeting, actually, I really should be cleaning my office. Instead, I am writing you this letter. Who are you? Friends, family, volunteers, board members, advisors, supporters, LinkedIn connections, family members who have lost...
Holiday Tips for Managing Stress

Holiday Tips for Managing Stress

Oftentimes, as a police officer, the holidays may mean nothing more than a regular workday or overtime for you. However, over the course of the year you are subjected to increased levels of stress. Unfortunately, the holiday season may increase levels of stress ever...
The Will of a Chief

The Will of a Chief

A struggle ensues, you lose your balance, and your head hits a concrete wall. The offender is trying to get your gun, you’re trying not to lose consciousness while your will to live keeps you engaged in the fight of your life. The offender now has your gun and it’s...