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Drunk is No Excuse for This

June 5, 2009
Here’s the tale of the tape: Anthony Abbate, 38, is six-foot, three-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. The woman he pummeled, Karolina Obrycka, 26, is a foot shorter and weighs 125 pounds.

Off-Duty Survival

February 1, 2009

Dealing with incidents when you're off duty can be very different from working in uniform. Before you involve yourself in an off-duty incident, it is imperative that you have a game plan in place. As my former boss often told us, "Failure to plan is planning to fail."

Florida Cop, Intruder Hurt in Fight at Home

December 31, 2008
After entering the Southwest Miami-Dade home through the back door, he was confronted by Luis Fernandez, a Doral police officer and 23-year Miami police veteran.

Off-Duty Long Island Cop Saves Drowning Man, While Hunting

December 22, 2008
A Long Island cop and his dog saved the life of an elderly man trapped for hours in an icy marsh—then went on with their planned hunting trip, the officer said Sunday.

Arizona Officer Dies After Charity Boxing Match

September 18, 2008
A 22-year-old Phoenix police officer who collapsed after boxing a firefighter during a charity bout at Fort McDowell Casino has died.

L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down Outside Family Home, Investigators Suspect Mexican Mafia

August 4, 2008
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy gunned down Saturday outside his boyhood home in Cypress Park had been assigned to guard the most dangerous inmates in the county, including members of the notorious Mexican Mafia gang, authorities said Sunday.

Off-Duty Baltimore Cop Killed in Fight with On-Duty Officers

April 24, 2008
A 65-year-old Baltimore police officer was shot and killed by another officer this morning after he walked out of a bar with brass knuckles to join a fight outside, then drew a handgun after being hit with a Taser, police said.

Georgia Officer Stabbed Working Security in Grocery Store

December 13, 2007
An Athens-Clarke County, Ga., police officer was attacked and stabbed Tuesday night while working security in a grocery store.

Off-the-Clock Robbery Response

September 1, 2007

We are off duty more than we are on duty—that's pretty obvious. Yet very little training time, if any at all, is devoted to off-duty survival. Even less training time is devoted to off-duty firearms training.

Shots Fired: Salt Lake City, Utah 02•12•2007

May 1, 2007

Sitting there, Hammond became dully aware of banging emanating from elsewhere in the mall. He thought it odd that mall construction should be taking place at such an hour. But as he neared the center of the mall, he looked down to his left from the second-floor walkway. That’s when he saw bloodied bodies lying on the ground below.

Shots Fired: Rapid City, South Dakota 04/18/2003

June 1, 2006

Officer Spencer O'Bryan had been with the Rapid City Police Department for more than four years when he got off work at 3 a.m. on April 18, 2003.

Making Off-Duty Arrests

December 1, 2005

Because of the kind of people they are, peace officers have a hard time standing by, doing nothing in the face of danger to others. As a result, many times they intervene even though they are acting alone and without many of the advantages they enjoy while "on the clock."

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.

Safe at Home

July 1, 2002

“Bang, bang, Daddy,” the little voice says, with a wide smile on his face. His fingers aren’t long enough to reach the trigger, but your gut wrenches into your throat, as you duck, reach out for the gun, and softly say, “No, son, put it down.”

Range Day

March 1, 2002

Detective gave his professional assessment. "We're gonna have to shoot it. It'll take at least 31 rounds of 9mm, and 22 rounds of .45 auto."

Survive Your Vacation

December 1, 2000

While you may be tempted to think you are "getting away from it all," an experience I had this summer while floating the Yukon River forced me to re-evaluate the steps I undertook to prepare for such journeys.

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