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January/February 2021

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Challenges That Lie Ahead

Congratulations … we made it through 2020! There are a lot of memes and funny stuff going around about the year 2020,... Read More

You Get What You Pay For

There are times in our lives when we are going to be searching for bargains, something solely based on its price. When... Read More

Why the Divide?

With a tumultuous 2020 finally behind us, we are entering the unknown of 2021 and what will be my last three months as... Read More

On-the-Job Injury? When, Not If

It is never a shock to any of us when we get hurt on the job. We know very well the hazards of our career choice. It is... 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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From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 40 Officers in the line of duty.

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Law enforcement investigates death threats against California Governor Newsom

Law enforcement officials are probing into increasingly violent threats against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his businesses, according to a recent Associated Press report. Threats have been pouring in to the Sacramento Bee […] Read More


African American law enforcement leaders pass historic milestone

For the first time in North Carolina’s history, African Americans simultaneously hold positions of police chief, county sheriff and highway commander for six of the largest cities and counties in the state. Danny […] Read More


The gatekeepers of school safety

When talking to school administrators about targeted violence prevention, the topic of school resource officers (SROs) often comes up. Unfortunately, a common misperception in these circles is that SROs contribute to the “school-to-prison […] Read More


Capitol riot suicides shine light on police mental health struggles

The suicides of two Washington police officers following the Capitol riot, as well as the slayings of two FBI agents serving a warrant in Florida, have brought greater attention to the safety and […] Read More


Minneapolis decides to “refund” police following crime increase

Despite calls for Minneapolis to defund their police department following the death of George Floyd, the city has unanimously approved to allot $6.4 million dollars in funds to the police department in order […] Read More

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