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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (4)

Have a Heart And Donate For Hunter Paulin By Karen L. Bune

In addition to the daily challenges he confronts as being a cop, United States Capitol Police Officer J. J. Paulin faces another personal challenge of a monumental nature. His eight-year-old son, Hunter, was born with 16 heart defects and has Shones Complex—a rare syndrome that comprises four severe heart defects that prevent the blood from entering and exiting his heart. The most severe of the defects is the Mitral Valve. His young son takes blood thinners daily that present…


Added by Karen L. Bune on April 25, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Chuck Humes' Critical Combative Concepts

Chuck Humes’ ILEETA presentation began auspiciously: with a slide that read “ILEETA 2011” and undulating music that built to crescendo as the letters of the slide morphed from fire to stone and back again.

But Humes kept the attention of the standing-room-only crowd with more than just fancy audio and visuals. His Critical Combative Concepts presentation dealt with basic, if hard, truths.

“Martial arts, when you get right down to it, are about maiming, crippling or killing,” he…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Brian Willis: 2011 Train of the Year

ILEETA Deputy Executive Director Brian Willis was named Law Officer and ILEETA 2011 Trainer of the Year. He received a sustained standing ovation from the audience at today’s ILEETA conference.

“Go back and thank the trainers who’ve helped you along in your way,” he told the audience.

Willis has 25 years of law enforcement experience, including 19 as a trainer, serving mostly with the Calgary Police Service. He is the first non-American to win this coveted award. Past winners…


Added by Crawford Coates on April 12, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments


Washington D. C.'s loss was Philadelphia's gain when former Metropolitan Police Chief, Charles Ramsey, became the Police Commissioner in Philadelphia.  His three decades of broad-based experience in law enforcement made him well versed to tackle just about any challenge in any jurisdiction.  His success in reducing crime, as he did in the nation's Capitol, was a trend that he continued in Philadelphia.  He also made notable efforts to weed out some corrupt cops in that jurisdiction, and his…


Added by Karen L. Bune on April 3, 2011 at 2:11am — No Comments

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