Fort Worth Murders Soar Past 100, the Most in 25 Years

The Magazine

November/December 2020

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Political Support

Being introduced as a PLEA representative to new people, especially those involved in the political world, always... Read More

Crosses to Bear

This might strike a nerve with some, but over the past year or so I have been hearing some concerning things that make... Read More

The Current and Future State of Law Enforcement

As we draw to the close of another year, an election year at that, two thoughts set firmly in my mind: 2020 has been a... Read More

Body Cameras — Always Be Mindful

Patrol officers and some detective units have been outfitted with body cameras for some time now. Having personally... Read More

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PLEA Fallen Heroes

Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a residence near 40th Drive and...

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Paul Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford

Police Officer Paul Rutherford died from injuries received when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School...

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K9 Bane

K9 Bane was killed while attempting an apprehension following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle. A male and female had led officers on a...

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David Van Glasser

Police Officer David Van Glasser

Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the...

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John Hobbs

Detective John Hobbs

Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed on March 3rd, 2014 as he and other members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team attempted to serve a felony...

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Daryl Raetz

Officer Daryl Raetz

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 19, 2013, Officer Daryl Raetz, #8899 and his partner were finishing the processing of the scene from a DUI stop in the...

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Travis P. Murphy

Officer Travis P. Murphy

Officer Travis P. Murphy was shot and killed when he confronted a suspect who had fled the scene of a shots fired call earlier in the night. Officers...

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Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa

Officer Shane Figueroa was killed in an automobile collision while responding to a call. Officer Figueroa was northbound on 19th Avenue near Roeser...

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Nicki  James Erfle

Officer Nicki James Erfle

Officer Nick Erfle was shot after he and his partner approached three people for jaywalking and obstructing traffic on 24th Street, one block north...

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George Valentino Cortez

Officer George Valentino Cortez

At approximately 8:30 pm, Officer Cortez responded to a call that a man and woman were passing forged checks at a check-cashing business on 83rd...

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Recent News


Why community solidarity matters

As a native of the area, I can say the relationship between the police and the community has not always been one of unity. Read More


Departments search for diversity

Women and people of color remain underrepresented in law enforcement A lot of cops can point to childhood events that motivated them to pursue a career in law enforcement. Typically, it was some kind of positive interaction with an officer, but not for Veronica McKinney. She remembers how police... Read More


Duty to intervene

Departments seek to educate cops on how to prevent peers from using excessive force From Rodney King to Eric Garner to George Floyd, when news breaks of alleged excessive-force incidents, people want to know why other officers on the scene don’t jump in to prevent or de-escalate tensions. Read More


Cop Hobbies

When I was promoted into the Violent Crimes Unit, I quickly realized that I needed a hobby to help clear my mind and make my off-duty hours as restorative as possible. I heard about an elderly lady who taught woodcarving from her home. I’m not artistic, but signed up anyway. I learned techniques... Read More


Top 10 signs someone’s lying to you.

He or she is a career politician that says “government is the problem” and they want to work in government. Read More

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