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Police Week 2018

Police Week 2018

Last month we asked readers to send us their photos of National Police Week, and they sent us some great images that we want to share.

June 22, 2018

You Can’t Lead from Behind

You Can’t Lead from Behind

President Obama needs to get out from behind the podium and talk to officers and the people they serve.

August 12, 2016

9/11: Honoring the Responders

9/11: Honoring the Responders

The nation will be honoring the 9/11 dead, both civilian and public safety, for the next month or so. That's the way it should be. We should honor the Americans who died that day. I also think it's important to honor the first responders who lived through 9/11, who helped the victims, who combed the rubble, who saved lives and recovered bodies.

September 1, 2011

9/11: In Memoriam

9/11: In Memoriam

In all, 72 police responders from municipal, state, and federal agencies lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We would also like to pay tribute to all those who later succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the terrorist attacks and working amid the rubble.

September 1, 2011

Police Week: Names on a Wall

Police Week: Names on a Wall

It's not the names on the walls that leave most visitors dabbing at their eyes. It's the stuff left behind by other visitors.

June 6, 2011

National Police Week: Honoring the Sacrifice
Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground

The sight of thousands of candles in the darkness of the memorial plaza and the surrounding streets is beautiful, mournful, and powerful.

June 11, 2010

There's No Such Thing as a Football Hero

Still, the priorities of the American people are clearly out of order. Thousands of officers have died in the line of duty, and hundreds of thousands of men and women continue to serve and protect. They are heroes.

February 1, 2010

Honoring the Fallen

Honoring the Fallen

The thought of not being there for my boy and leaving others to exert some control in fashioning his principles, values, and priorities began to weigh heavily on my mind. Would others step up to assist him in my absence? How would he ultimately deal with my absence?

October 30, 2009

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

"I love my father, but one thing I know he would want me to learn from his experiences is that this kind of dedication can cost you. There's always a cost, and in his case, it cost him his life, but also time with his family." -Jim Chadwell Jr.

October 14, 2009

The Thin Blue Line

The great British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." It's a funny line, one that was later quoted by Mark Twain. But the truth is that statistics don't lie. They are just subject to interpretation, and their truth is in the eye of the beholder.

May 1, 2007

Sept. 11, 2001 Memorial

Saying Goodbye

"Police workers are a family--we deal with some of the most bizarre, some of the most obnoxious, some of the stupidest, and some of the most dangerous problems that people can conjure up.  Funeral attendance shows respect for the family, love for the officer, admiration for the profession and shares the grief."

May 1, 2000

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