Tag Archives: Behind the Badge

State Troopers, Badge Bunnies, and Cheshire Cats…

When I first started my career in law enforcement I had an old state trooper who befriended me and would provide me with some sage advice when the opportunity presented itself.  Back then I was working at an agency that had only … Continue reading

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The Blue Nights…

10 things about being a graveyard cop that you might not realize…
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Poké Patrol

Since the Donut is a suburban area, there are several nice parks for the citizens to enjoy from dawn until dusk.  As is the case in most US cities, there is a city ordinance that prohibits people from entering the … Continue reading

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On Independence Day…

Like most, my childhood had its fair share of “ups” and “downs”.  I hail from a pretty damn dysfunctional family.  Most holidays were spent at family functions that eventually ended in someone picking at a mental scab leading to yelling … Continue reading

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My Prisoner Transport Soundtrack 

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10 Signs You Definitely Have Cop Brain…

  It develops pretty quickly in some of us, and others take quite a bit of time to acquire it.  Some can’t get it no matter how hard they try and eventually filter out to do other things.  Once you … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Remember…

This Sunday, May 15th, will mark the official observance of “National Peace Officers Memorial Day”, and in all likelihood it will come and go without much in the way of fanfare from the populace.  Those who are especially in tune … Continue reading

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Which Way is Up?

Maybe I’m getting too old.  Maybe I’m too set in my ways at this point to change my outlook on life.  Professionally I’m used to the things that might shock the conscience, and part of the appeal of working in … Continue reading

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9 Phrases You’ll Only Hear from a Cop…

Maybe it’s an oversimplification, but I’ve come to realize over the years that the life of a cop isn’t normal. Whether we like it or not, we’re pushed and pulled in opposite directions all of the time by competing interests. … Continue reading

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A Cast of Characters

Movies and television shows about police work are rife with stereotypical characters that are set pieces in the production.  It doesn’t matter if the main characters are uniformed cops, detectives, or SWAT types.  There’s always at least one character that is … Continue reading

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