News FlashLos Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job. The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring.
Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of everyday people toward the less fortunate.”
As stated in an recent interview with CBS News Cmdr. Parker said, “Those who work in law enforcement aren’t there for accolades”, the commander said. “They’re just I think looking for a little understanding that we are human beings and we make mistakes and we are deeply flawed, but we’re willing to step into the arena and take on anything that comes our way, from danger to threats to broken hearts.
POSTED: 10/17/15, 9:37 PM PDT | UPDATED: 2 DAYS AGO
Fairfield Police K9 Officer John Divine waited at the ready as a shooting competition judge checked his timer and asked him if he understood the drill he was about to perform.
After Divine said yes, his drill began. He grabbed a handgun and began shooting through a crack between two wooden barriers. He then ducked to the left of the barriers and shot at his target again.
The drill was one of Read more ... The New York Times's website, he writes eloquently about his negative experiences with one VA's most popular treatments for PTSD, prolonged exposure therapy. After one month of treatment, Morris began to have problems.
If you have members suffering from PTSD following a traumatic incident, they might find this article interesting. You can also pass it along to the person in your agency, if there is one, who is involved with officer-wellness programs.
Morris has just written a book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, about his experiences trying to overcome Read more ...
About 150 people gathered at the Art Koch Range & Training Facility to honor Sgt. Art Koch, a five-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department who was shot responding to a disturbance call on Berkeley Way.
The 34-year-old father of three was finishing his last shift as a patrol officer on July 28, 1984. He lay wounded by his car for about 20 minutes before paramedics and firefighters were able to rescue him. He died a few hours later.
"Father in heaven, your word says there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for another," said Joseph Prudhomme, senior law enforcement chaplain Read more ...