Monthly Archives: March 2005

Community Policing Principles – Cayman Island Style

I found an interesting article about community policing concepts and reducing crime today. It comes from the Cayman Islands. The article speaks about the common threads of community policing: public involvement and activities that encourage community-based problem solving. An interesting … Continue reading

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Officer Memorial

Sergeant Kevin Kight of the Panama City Beach, Florida Police Department was shot and killed on March 27th while conducting a traffic stop. Sergeant Knight had been with the Panama City Beach Police Department for six years. He is survived … Continue reading

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A Memorial, Bill Cody and Jazz

While in North Platte Nebraska, we had a chance to take our kids out to Bill Cody’s Scouts Rest Ranch. Others know Bill Cody as Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the more flamboyant entertainers of the “wild west.” Each year, … Continue reading

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The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

We headed west from Grand Island to visit family in North Platte. On our way there we stopped at the Crane Meadows Nature Center In the spring and fall literally millions of sandhill cranes roost in the fields adjacent to … Continue reading

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Traffic Stops and Profiling

Newsday had an interesting article regarding racial profiling and attempts in New Jersey to measure how state troopers were managing their stops. Several years ago, the New Jersey State Police were placed under a consent decree by the Justice Department … Continue reading

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Officer Memorial

Officer Jesse E. Sollman, of the Easton, Pennsylvania Police Department died of an accidental gunshot wound on Friday, March 25th. Officer Sollman was a Marine veteran and had served with the Easton P.D. for 8 years. He is survived by … Continue reading

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How Do You Get That Lonely?

…”How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad To make you make the call, that havin’ no life at all Is better than the life that you had How do you feel so empty, you want … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Police Officer Peter Grignon of the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police department was shot and killed by a suspect on March 23rd. The two year veteran is survived by a wife and parents. Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham of the Missouri State … Continue reading

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Iowa Meth Legislation

An article in the New York Times, reports on the recent legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed by Iowa Governor Thomas J. Vilsack, that now requires Iowans to show identification and sign their names when buying common cold … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Red Lake

The recent shootings in Red Lake, MN reminds me of the need to continually evaluate safety needs of local schools. My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and with the community as they begin the healing … Continue reading

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