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Policing During the Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.

May 5, 2020

The First Line Behind the Front Line: Effects of a Line-of-Duty Death on Spouses
Riding Out the Storm

Riding Out the Storm

I brought energy bars that I picked up en route. My mother looked at them and thought they were pet treats. Next time, I'll bring Snickers bars.

October 14, 2017

Concerns of Police Survivors Healing Hearts

Concerns of Police Survivors Healing Hearts

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) welcomes with open arms those who have suffered the tragedy of a loved one or coworker dying in the line of duty. The organization offers support through specific programs tailored to meet the needs of everyone from children to in-laws to fellow officers as well as staying connected with informal phone calls and e-mails year-round.

October 13, 2014

Can You Show Feelings and Stay Strong?

Can You Show Feelings and Stay Strong?

I have always been touched by certain images, sounds, and words, and the older I get the more things trigger my emotional reflexes. At the same time I find I am less and less embarrassed by my tears. Now I know the tears are not from weakness but from respect, from the heart.

July 21, 2011

Open If...I Don't Come Home

Open If...I Don't Come Home

There are steps you can take now to make life easier on your loved ones should you fall on duty. You need an "Open If" file.

June 1, 2011

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

On June 2, 1965, Dep. O'Neal Moore and Dep. David "Creed" Rogers were patrolling near their homes in Varnado, a very small town on the Mississippi border. The deputies were heading for a stop at the Moores' house for dinner. They never tasted the meal.

October 22, 2010

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006

Shots Fired: Bozeman, Montana 06/02/2006

Gottfried had made threats to his ex-girlfriend that he would kill her and any cop that tried to come between them. Lt. McLane didn't know that when he pulled him over for speeding.

July 26, 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

From Survivor to Warrior

From Survivor to Warrior

"There's nobody here to fight for my dad. I feel like if I stop fighting, who else has he got? I'm it."

October 14, 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

Justice Denied

In 1982, when Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, Maureen Faulkner believed that she would soon see justice for her husband. But over the last 26 years she has seen nothing but injustice.

May 1, 2008

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

Maureen Faulkner knows the truth, and she wants everyone else to know it. Danny Faulkner was a good cop, a decorated officer who loved his job, loved his family and friends, and loved serving his community. And Mumia Abu-Jamal was, and is, a cold-blooded killer who was motivated by his pure hatred of all cops to murder her husband.

May 1, 2008

Suicide is Not Painless

Killing yourself is an act of emotional violence against your friends and family.

May 1, 2003

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

May 1, 2003

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