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SUICIDE BY COP

Suicide by Cop Robert Bauer JD



Suicide by Cop is a term we use rather loosely when we want to describe a bad actor as using law enforcement as a means to do a deed they have no stomach for, that being to end their life with violence.



However, this term really has a more tragic association to it than we may have ever…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is being a Cop out of my reach?

  Hi all

  Hi all,

 

I posted before I graduated Aug 8th 2011 for the Peace Officer Academy in Savannah, GA to find out it is not so easy to get that first job. Especially when you have the bump I have on your record. I have put my application in many places only to be told sorry keep looking! If you have not seen my other post then let me share with you what is going on. In 2005 my sister and I got into a pushing match and screamed a lot at one another…

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Added by Thomas Magaha on February 16, 2012 at 2:04am — No Comments

Phillie's Flash Mobs Face The 'Biggest, Baddest Game in Town' By Karen L. Bune

Three cheers and major applause to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Judge Kevin M. Dougherty, Supervising judge of the Philadelphia Family Court Juvenile Division, for having the guts to unhesitatingly take a tough stance and speak out on the critical problem of flash mobs in Philadelphia.  Dubbed the city of “Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia in recent weeks has been out of control with outrageously violent incidents that have evolved from flash…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on August 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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…

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

PHILLIE'S LOSS WOULD BE CHICAGO'S GAIN WITH RAMSEY BY KAREN L. BUNE

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…

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

Pulling Out All Stops For Crime Spree That Ushered In 2011 In Prince George’s County, MD By Karen L. Bune

There have been 13 murders in the first 14 days of 2011 in Prince George’s County Maryland.  Public safety officials throughout the county, including the newly elected County Executive Rushern Baker III, are being as proactive as feasibly possible to get a grip on this disturbing crime spree that has residents alarmed and public safety professionals outraged.  In a two day period, there have been more than 100 arrests made which can be attributed to the course of action directed by the…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on January 16, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

DC MPD Officer Paul Dittamo--Rest In Peace By Karen L. Bune

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and colleagues in the surrounding region are grieving the loss of Officer Paul Dittamo, 32, who died in the early morning hours of October 30, 2010 after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole responding to a call at approximately 1:30 a.m. Officer Dittamo was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m. His partner, who was riding with him, sustained injuries but…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on October 31, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Walking to Honor Fallen Officers: Every Step a Memory

The 6th Annual COPS Walk brought together survivors of fallen law enforcement officers and friends from the law enforcement community who were willing to take on the challenge of walking 25 miles in two days to support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). The walk kicked off with 104 participants on Saturday, October 9, 2010. They walked…

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Added by Brooke McKay on October 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Concerns of Police Survivors Affected Co-Workers Retreat

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is pleased to announce that its 1st Annual Affected Co-Workers Retreat will be held October 1-4, 2010, at the YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. This inaugural retreat will provide an opportunity for surviving co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty to bond with and find support from others who have also lost a co-worker…

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Added by Brooke McKay on September 23, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Visiting the San Diego Police Museum

I was exploring my neighborhood one day, when I noticed the San

Diego Police Museum. Being on the staff of Law Officer magazine and LawOfficer.com, I was interested in seeing what it had to offer. When you enter, you realize you’re travelling back through a rich history of policing. I had the honor of interviewing Detective Rick Carlson (Ret.) of the San Diego Police Department, director of the museum and president of the San Diego Police… Continue

Added by Jan Zacharias on September 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

C.O.P.S. Executive Director Wins Award

The Foundation for Improvement of Justice announced that Suzie Sawyer, Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), is one of the six recipients of the 2010 Paul H. Chapman Award. Suzie has served as Executive Director of C.O.P.S. for 27 years. Ms. Sawyer is recognized for co-founding C.O.P.S. and her work with the surviving families and affected co-workers of…

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Added by Brooke McKay on August 25, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

C.O.P.S. Affected Co-Workers Retreat

Losing a co-worker in the line of duty is a life-altering experience. The night of July 26, 1990, was one of those life-changing experiences for two police officers with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office. That night Officer Kirk Clark and his partner, Officer Warren C. Sanders, attempted to arrest drug dealers. After a brief foot chase, one suspect turned and put his hands up as if to…

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Added by Brooke McKay on August 4, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Second Amendment Worries in Washington?

Anyone who understands the perspective of the Framers of the Constitution knows what the Second Amendment means. It's not about a government-regulated militia. It's not about a national guard that answers to the…

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Added by Charles Austin Miller on July 17, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Brutal Murders Of Two Tampa Police Officers Reverberate Throughout Nation By Karen L. Bune

The Tampa Police Department and the City of Tampa is mourning the cold-blooded murders of two young police officers both 31 years of age—Officer David Curtis and Officer Jeff Kocab—who were viciously shot in the head following a traffic stop. Officer Curtis was kept on life support long enough to be able to have his organs donated. Both officers leave behind wives and children who will be forever deeply impacted by their sudden and shocking deaths. Officer Curtis, employed with the department… Continue

Added by Karen L. Bune on July 3, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Mass. State Police Sgt. Weddleton Was A 'Trooper's Trooper' By Karen L. Bune

A devoted father of four sons, a husband to his wife, Judith, a 28-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police, and well known as a “Trooper’s Trooper,” the profoundly tragic death of Massachusetts State Trooper Sgt. Doug Weddleton, who was killed in the early morning hours of June 18, 2010 while working a detail, is a profound loss. Sadly, his death follows-- one week to the day—the vicious…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on June 19, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Mourning The Loss of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown

The brutal, cold-blooded ambush killing of 24-year-old, Maryland State Trooper, Wesley Brown has left those of us who work in the law enforcement and criminal justice arena cloaked with shock, sadness, and profound grief. The larger community also feels the pain.…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on June 12, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Cops and Booze (part one)

"The unique subculture of the law enforcement profession often makes alcohol use appear as an accepted practice to promote camaraderie and social interaction among…

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Added by Jeff Shannon on May 23, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Just a few more minutes

Just a few more minutes……

I woke up to a buzzing sound, wondering what the heck it was. Did I put my phone on vibrate? Oh heck no, it was the alarm clock. As I nuzzled deeper into my pillows, bringing my knees closer to my chest, all I thought was, just a…

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Added by Robert Bauer JD on May 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

National Police Week and COPS

During National Police Week, I think it’s really important to recognize a very special group that makes a huge difference for law enforcement families across the country. That group is COPS, Concerns of Police Survivors. All of the folks at Law Officer Magazine and LawOfficer.com have a huge amount of respect for this organization because its…

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Added by Dale Stockton on May 10, 2010 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

Let's Reach Out to Baltimore Det. Jermaine Cook in Aftermath of Serious Attack With Injury By Karen L. Bune

It is not an unreasonable expectation for police officers to assume they may find themselves in danger or harm’s way while working in uniform, armed, and on duty. However, for Detective Jermaine Cook of the Baltimore Maryland Police Department, the situation he recently encountered on his way home from work after his shift differed from the norm. While his vehicle was halted at a stop sign, Detective…

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Added by Karen L. Bune on May 10, 2010 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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