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I wish my head could forget the things my eyes have seen - PTSD in First Responders.

The Gods were not happy with me. I had handed in my notice with my previous Fire Department after going through a nasty divorce and becoming a single father of my five year old son. The new department offered much better pay and the all important Kelly day needed to take care of my little man. The day in question was my very last day with the County.
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On Policing the Mentally Ill

It’s become abundantly clear to just about everyone that there is something mightily wrong with our mental health system. As LEOs, we don’t spend much time in places where things are going splendidly. We spend our time in broken places. And so it is with the mental health system.
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Why suicides among police and soldiers show no sign of stopping

Police and soldier suicides persist. Assuredly, soldiers are under significant stress abroad and here at home. Fighting nemeses in foreign territories, while sacrificing family-time to defend our nation, undeniably exacts a heavy toll on our military service-members. Domestically, ensuring freedoms and defending constitutional rights is compatibly rife with duress, yet cops suit-up daily.
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The Invisible Blue Line

I woke up this morning to a nation reeling from the ambush and murder of three police officers. Men who had sworn to protect and serve, who were ambushed and executed in their patrol cars, in two instances shot in the head at close range. I woke up to a nation protesting their attack, their loss of life, because each life has value, and that value is equal.
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Support The Police Foundation - With Shop Amazon Smile

Dear Law Enforcement Supporter, I am writing to you to tell you about how you can provide a donation to the Colorado Police Officers Foundation this holiday season by doing something that you are already doing…shopping for gifts. It’s very simple to donate to the Foundation if you shop online at Amazon.com through the AmazonSmile program.
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Download: Amazon Smile Foundation Donations Holiday Letter - Final.pdf

Safe and Efficient? Far From It!

Bad leadership often misses the boat on a good solution, especially when the decision maker does not know the profession of those they are supposed to be leading. This also happens when you don’t respect the people who are doing the job.
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Denver Sheriff Internal Affairs - Illusion and Deception with Purpose

It is no secret that the Denver Sheriff Department has had an abundance of negative news stories in the past few years, especially under the current administration. Often these media stories ignore relevant and factual information about the true character as well as the high quality of the rank and file Deputy and other staff who routinely serve in a tough situation.
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Denver Dept. of Public Safety's "Red Headed Stepchild"

It has been said for many years that the Denver Deputy Sheriff is the “Red headed stepchild” of the Department of Safety in Denver and indeed many Deputies in Denver feel exactly like that. Denver Deputies are used to feeling discounted and disenfranchised in the Department of Safety.
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I wish my head could forget the things my eyes have seen - PTSD in First Responders.
The Gods were not happy with me. I had handed in my notice with my previous Fire Department after going through a nasty divorce and becoming a single father of my five year old son. The new department offered much better pay and the all important Kelly day needed to take care of my little man. The day in question was my very last day with the County. Read More...
On Policing the Mentally Ill
It’s become abundantly clear to just about everyone that there is something mightily wrong with our mental health system. As LEOs, we don’t spend much time in places where things are going splendidly. We spend our time in broken places. And so it is with the mental health system. Read More...
Why suicides among police and soldiers show no sign of stopping
Police and soldier suicides persist. Assuredly, soldiers are under significant stress abroad and here at home. Fighting nemeses in foreign territories, while sacrificing family-time to defend our nation, undeniably exacts a heavy toll on our military service-members. Domestically, ensuring freedoms and defending constitutional rights is compatibly rife with duress, yet cops suit-up daily. Read More...
The Invisible Blue Line
I woke up this morning to a nation reeling from the ambush and murder of three police officers. Men who had sworn to protect and serve, who were ambushed and executed in their patrol cars, in two instances shot in the head at close range. I woke up to a nation protesting their attack, their loss of life, because each life has value, and that value is equal. Read More...
Support The Police Foundation - With Shop Amazon Smile
Dear Law Enforcement Supporter, I am writing to you to tell you about how you can provide a donation to the Colorado Police Officers Foundation this holiday season by doing something that you are already doing…shopping for gifts. It’s very simple to donate to the Foundation if you shop online at Amazon.com through the AmazonSmile program. Read More...
Download: Amazon Smile Foundation Donations Holiday Letter - Final.pdf
Safe and Efficient? Far From It!
Bad leadership often misses the boat on a good solution, especially when the decision maker does not know the profession of those they are supposed to be leading. This also happens when you don’t respect the people who are doing the job. Read More...
Denver Sheriff Internal Affairs - Illusion and Deception with Purpose
It is no secret that the Denver Sheriff Department has had an abundance of negative news stories in the past few years, especially under the current administration. Often these media stories ignore relevant and factual information about the true character as well as the high quality of the rank and file Deputy and other staff who routinely serve in a tough situation. Read More...
Denver Dept. of Public Safety's "Red Headed Stepchild"
It has been said for many years that the Denver Deputy Sheriff is the “Red headed stepchild” of the Department of Safety in Denver and indeed many Deputies in Denver feel exactly like that. Denver Deputies are used to feeling discounted and disenfranchised in the Department of Safety. Read More...
 
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