The tragic death of Bluffton, OH, Police Officer Dominic Francis—who was laying out spikes in a roadway when he was struck by a suspect driving a stolen vehicle involved in a police pursuit—should commence conversations about training to safely deploy tire-deflation devices.
April 8, 2022
The names of 394 officers who died in the line of duty were added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in our Nation's Capital—362 are those who died during 2020. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers are dying in the line of duty at a rate of nearly one per day in 2021. Where is the outrage?
May 14, 2021
Attacking police has become normalized for millions of Americans, whether they participate in the attacks or cheer at their televisions as if their favorite team was on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.
March 2, 2021
Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.
January 3, 2020
I try really hard to have a positive outlook. However, by all accounts, the year 2019 was an especially brutal one for law enforcement in America, so this year's final column is going to be unapologetically reflective of this undeniable fact.
December 27, 2019
During this one extraordinary week you will experience every emotion, and it’s both exhausting and exhilarating.
June 30, 2019
Too many officers are driving themselves into their graves—turning their cars into their coffins—in single-vehicle crashes. According to ODMP, there were 34 such preventable duty deaths in a three-year span from 2016 to the present. It's impossible to know how many officers were seriously injured but survived single-vehicle crashes during that time period. Something must be done.
November 30, 2018
Very few people who get into teaching have the mental, emotional, or physical fortitude to use deadly force when under imminent threat. However, every teacher should receive some level of active shooter response training—everyone should have at least some idea of what to do in an attack.
October 12, 2018
Too many LEOs are dying beside the road because they were accidentally struck by another vehicle.
June 29, 2018