Monthly Archives: April 2006

Officer Memorial

Police Officer Rob Targosz, 37, of the Gilbert, Arizona Police Department died on April 30th from injuries received the previous day when his motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. Officer Targosz had served his department for 12 years and … Continue reading

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Flashback to Florida

I got home from the Chief’s Conference Thursday evening and looked across the street and this is what I saw. I thought our neighbors may have had spring lawn design fatigue until I saw this sign. I was informed by … Continue reading

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Chiefs’ Conference

I’ve been attending the Minnesota State Chiefs’ Conference the past several days. Today, I started this day with a meeting with representatives of the group Fight Crime: Invest In Kids. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an organization comprised of … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Corporal Scott Severns, 36, of the South Bend, Indiana Police Department died on April 23rd from gunshots he received two days earlier while attempting to take police action during a robbery while he was off duty. Corporal Severns had served … Continue reading

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A Wedding

We just returned from Nebraska where we attended my wife’s brother’s wedding. Here is one of the pictures of Stuart & Tracey Votaw. Congratulations on their wedding. The wedding was held at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Season Is Here

Severe Weather Awareness Week is this week (April 17-21). The Northfield News was kind enough to publish a short piece in tomorrow’s (Wednesday) paper. Here is a list of the topics highlighted by each day. So far this week, we’ve … Continue reading

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No Excuse for Abuse

Over the past several weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend again. From national news as well as local discussions I’ve heard statements: though well intended; used to justify actions between individuals that qualifies for an abuse situation. In one case, … Continue reading

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Officer Memorial

Reserve Officer Matthew Tuttle, 28, of the Chelsea, Michigan Police Department was killed in a helicopter accident on April13th. Officer Tuttle also served as a Captain with the Chelsea Area Fire Authority. He is survived by his wife.

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Officer Memorials

Detective James Zadroga, 34, of the New York City Police Department died on April 6th from duty related illness he contracted on September 11, 2001. Detective Zadroga served his department for 11 years. He is survived by his 4-year-old daughter.Chief … Continue reading

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Telecommunicator’s Week

This week recognizes those who work at our communications centers. Many folks know them as “dispatchers” but they do much more. It’s a hard job with a high burn-out rate. Those who stay with it are truly dedicated individuals. They … Continue reading

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