Monthly Archives: February 2016

Resignation before dishonor 

For those of you who have viewed his Crimestoppers videos but haven’t seen the news, St. Landry Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Department Captain Clay Higgins, aka “Cajun John Wayne” resigned his position today due to irreconcilable differences with his Sheriff.  If … Continue reading

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Stop calling me radio…

We all have those little quirks.  Those things that identify us to others almost immediately.  Years ago in our little Donut County, nearly every major department was on their own radio channel and was dispatched by communications centers that were directly affiliated … Continue reading

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Organizational leadership?

Leadership and organizations come in many forms in our society. Corporations function in multi-tiered international  layers and must constantly evolve in order to remain relevant to consumers. Those that do not slowly wither away and cease to exist, those in … Continue reading

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I’ve got 99 problems, but Beyonce ain’t one…

It’s been about three weeks since the NFL championship was decided on the gridiron in Santa Clara, CA.  After the first half, the aptly named “halftime show” occurred.  You see, I love football, and I happened to be watching the … Continue reading

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Life’s choices…

There have been many times at the end of a long shift, after a particularly difficult incident, or simply a conversation with a non-law enforcement friend that I have had an internal debate about why I chose police work as … Continue reading

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Boot polish and motivation 

As a recovering former United States Marine, I have a love-hate relationship with Kiwi polish and Lincoln stain wax. My service time began before coyote tan rough leather boots were the only approved utility footwear. My formative days in MCRD … Continue reading

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The phrase that pays…

I have to provide some backstory in order to not sound like a totally cynical prick before I provide you with the phrase that is sure to boil my blood while I’m in uniform. You see, we in law enforcement do not write the laws … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Ask anyone in the general public about law enforcement or cops and you’ll most likely hear a tale of “that time that I was pulled over” or a second or third hand story that has been embellished with each telling. … Continue reading

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