Monthly Archives: February 2005

Officer Memorial

Police Officer Mark Jones of the Hardeeville Police Department was killed in a traffic accident on February 27th while responding to the aid of another police officer who needed assistance. Officer Jones is survived by his wife, son and two … Continue reading

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A Voice From The Past

A long-time friend of mine called from Nebraska yesterday. His name is Jerry Smith and nope, we’re not related. We met in our 7th Grade Home Room in 1967 at Barr Junior High since they put us in there by … Continue reading

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Officer Memorial

Deputy Sheriff Blake Gammill of the Douglas County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed on February 24th while making an arrest at a home. Deputy Gammill is survived by his wife and two young children.

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The Home Office

Scott Neal posted an entry yesterday that talked about his visit to the new Home Office in the U.K. The British Home Office is located in a new facility, according to Scott and well secured. Here is a picture of … Continue reading

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Close Call

Ramsey County Deputy Chris Tayson was shot and injured tonight while working to arrest a fugitive. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has an evening article on their website about this incident. I’m very glad to hear that Deputy Tayson will make … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Patrol Officer Patrick Michael Righi-Barnard of the Burbank, Illinois Police Department was killed in a vehicular assault on November 25, 2004. He was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while assisting another motorist. The suspect was apprehended. … Continue reading

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Blogging News

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran an article yesterday about some of our local bloggers(free access but you have to register). Northfielders Scott Neal and Griff Wigley continue their trek across the U.K. stimulating discussion on civic blogging. They are keeping an … Continue reading

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Making it Harder to Make Meth

I received this comment earlier today. I’m now a student at the University of Oklahoma. I couldn’t believe it when I had to sign a logbook just to buy 12 doses of a decongestant at the pharmacy here on campus. … Continue reading

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Civic Blogging

I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to participate in a civic leadership pilot that has involved public officials in the US and UK. Cllr Andrew Brown posted an entry on his site today describing the arrival of Eden Prairie … Continue reading

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Legislative Issues

Rep. Ray Cox posted an entry about two bills that have support by a good number of police chiefs and sheriffs that deal with child restraints and prohibiting non-public safety officials from possessing a device that will change traffic signals. … Continue reading

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