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Roman: 'When I grow up, I want to be just like you'

A few weeks ago, I was typing reports in Starbucks when a woman and two children walked in. I looked up and glanced over as they went up to the counter. The mother ordered and sat down on the other...

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'It only takes a moment' --- car thieves taking vehicles with children inside is not that rare

On Thursday, May 25, at 10:46 in the morning, a car was stolen from a residential neighborhood with a young child inside. Mom was getting ready to leave home when she ran back inside to retrieve...

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Thanks to the police, one especially spiteful bully will have his day in court

Most people hate bullies, but there are some who are especially spiteful. On May 10, 2017, a 22-year-old man with cerebral palsy pulled into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in West Chester,...

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A child drowning call I will never forget

I must have responded to more than a dozen child drowning calls over the course of my career. In some cases, the children were rescued, revived and no worse for wear. Others suffered lifelong...

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You just never know who you're going to encounter on a car stop

On May 18, Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brad Proulx was checking on a disabled vehicle parked at the side of the highway. He quickly learned how things are not often as they...

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Police pursuit, PIT maneuver then a foot pursuit all in a day's work for this officer

It seems almost daily there is a police pursuit somewhere in Southern California being broadcast live for public entertainment purposes. I’ve commented before about whether this need for...

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In the event of a school incident, the first place to go is your local police agency's Twitter feed

Last month, a friend of mine was at work when she received a text message from her son: “The school is on lockdown. There’s a guy with a gun on campus and the police are searching for...

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FBI report finds in 2016, many cop killers were inspired to target police officers

Last month, the FBI released a report, The Assailant Study-Mindsets and Behaviors. The report was an attempt to look at the motivation of suspects who killed police officers in 2016. Such incidents...

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Roman: ‘What a great feeling’

I did a presentation this week at the police department about the traffic detail for the PACE class (Public Awareness Through Citizen Education). The class is usually held twice a year, and my son...

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Roman: ‘The type of call no one ever wants to respond to’  

The call involved a child who was run over by a car in the driveway of her house. From the information at the scene this wasn’t going to end well. I arrived at the hospital and parked my car...

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