The Last Officer Down

The Last Officer Down

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D As we watch the numbers throughout each year, week by week we read of the officers lost in the line of duty. Crashes, shootings, ambushes, and duty-related illnesses, take their toll. We hold our breath at the end of the year, wondering with fearful anticipation who might be the Read more »

Prayers for Protection

By Stephen Owsinski Due to abysmal leadership fanning flames of hatred resulting in unprecedented violence against our nation’s law enforcement officers, daily duty briefings sometimes include prayers for protection over men and women doing dangerous public safety work on behalf of citizens.  The state of our nation in terms of a faltering economy, while federal Read more »

Coming To the Aid of Cops

By Stephen Owsinski Through recency, we’ve all clenched our jaws and gnashed our teeth after seeing tons of uploaded recordings of cops wrangling with resistant wrongdoers while trying to effect arrests…as pop-up video-taping do-nothings fantasize about TMZ buying their footage. Ugh! Those coming to the aid of cops, however, deserve the accolades and whatever recognition Read more »

Bringing the Fight to Police HQ

By Stephen Owsinski Due to certain politicians coddling criminals, armed malcontents have expanded their brazen behavior by bringing gunfights to police precincts, engaging law enforcement officers in parking lots and lobbies where cops hub. On Sunday, FBI Director Christopher Wray punctuated the crazy trend of America’s cops being targeted by crazies: “Violence against law enforcement Read more »

The Police Family at Risk

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D In August of 2020, Officer Joseph Mensah of the Wauwatosa, WI, police was attacked by a mob at his home who were enraged over a police shooting. What reporters described as “protestors” vandalized Mensah’s home while he and his girlfriend were present. As the off-duty officer attempted to talk Read more »

Court Reinstates Defamation Case for Two Seattle Cops Suing Socialist City Councilmember

By Steve Pomper  The political atmosphere in the U.S. currently pits nearly every government, social, civic, and cultural institution against conservatives generally and specifically against law enforcement officers. Even when cops attempt to push back, using the political system as designed for redress, many leftist judges prove they are “referees” playing for the other team, ruling Read more »

How Politicians Scared People to Death

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D We often hear the rhetoric of war. How easy it is to send our men and women into harm’s way to another place where we do not have to hear the sounds of combat or breathe the foul air in a distant land. While politicians debate the reasons and Read more »

Mob Struck by Police Car After Surrounding Trapped Tacoma Cop

By Steve Pomper  Sometimes the legacy media (local and national) are shameless with their inflammatory headlines. No… wait… all the time. The (Tacoma) News Tribune recently headlined, “Tacoma police car plows through crowd of pedestrians gathered at downtown street race.” The Tribune makes it sound like people were watching a sanctioned high school drag race night at Read more »

Hidden Dangers of “Routine” Calls

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. A walk through the archives of the Officer Down Memorial Page shows the unpredictability of lethal encounters. Officers responding to routine calls for service can find their lives at risk over the most unexpected calls. Although every officer is trained to expect the unexpected and be ready to respond Read more »