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Ties That Bind  

December 1, 2002

Today there are scores of new and innovative products aimed at keeping officers safe while handling and transporting prisoners.

Killing 'em Softly  

December 1, 2002

Ask police defensive tactics (DT) instructors what's the most frequent cause of injury in their classes and they'll point the finger at an unlikely hazard: mats.

Bah! Humbug! A Cop's Christmas  

December 1, 2002

Holidays can be a trying period for many, but particularly for the police officer. Sandwiched between familial obligations and departmental expectations, pulled from one preventable call to the next, you find your emotions stretched to the point where you'd like nothing better than to find some nice, dank chimney to climb into and hide.

Under Wraps  

December 1, 2002

Two young guys walked toward us, talking with each other. But the young lady and I were oblivious to what was going on around us. That was a mistake.

Real Murder Victims are Bad Enough  

December 1, 2002

Another lifeless female body, this time dressed differently, different hair color, complexion, and shoes. Munich PD rolled, with teeth clenched.

The Call Out  

December 1, 2002

For those of us involved in law enforcement we know that there is no such thing as the "routine traffic stop." The names of well over 300 officers who have been killed while making a traffic stop are engraved on the gray granite walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Superman Syndrome  

December 1, 2002

Al Qaeda is alive and kicking; we are still at war; they still want to kill us, and the intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement may not be able to prevent the attack.

Blue Christmas  

December 1, 2002

Holidays can be a trying period for many, but particularly for the police officer. This time of year, you find your emotions stretched to the point where you'd like nothing better than to find some nice, dank chimney to climb into and hide

The Honey Do  

November 1, 2002

In his right hand was what to my eyes appeared to be a very large handgun. From the snapshot image that imprinted itself into my brain, I guessed it might even be a Mac-10 machine pistol, judging by the threaded end of the short barrel.

<p>Colorado Mounted Rangers have no specific authority, but are often deputized by local law enforcement. They are there to help at community events, fairs, and festivals, as well as to deploy for search-and-rescue missions or to back up local police departments.</p>

Living Law Enforcement History  

November 1, 2002

Some lesser-known outfits that helped keep the peace in the old days were short-lived or eventually evolved into state police or highway patrol units. Few of these groups have survived into the 21st century, but two carry on as volunteers assisting full-time law enforcement, much as they did long ago.

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