If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
The NLEOMF's Officers of the Month are honored each May during National Police Week in D.C. POLICE Magazine captured the courageous tales of some of these "living legends" from 2009. Officer Martin Curley of the Boston College (Mass.) PD—picked as the August officer—pulled two unconscious men who had been cleaning pipes with liquid nitrogen out of a manhole.
The NLEOMF's Officers of the Month are honored each May during National Police Week in D.C. POLICE Magazine captured the courageous tales of some of these "living legends" from 2009. Officer John Krahn of the Elm Grove (Wis.) PD—picked as the December officer—risked his life to extricate a family from a minivan stopped on railroad tracks.
On Jan. 21, Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey DeGrow responded to a burglary call and was shot six times, including one in his right eye. DeGrow kept his calm while radioing in his position and a suspect description even as he was gravely wounded. The NLEOMF named DeGrow its Officer of the Month for May.
Michigan State Trooper Kevin Caldwell never expected to exchange gunfire with anyone May 22, 2009 on his day off. But the law enforcement officer and ordained pastor who serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve drew on training from both his occupations to aid a fellow officer taking fire from an enraged home owner.