Monthly Archives: October 2006

Officer Memorial

Sheriff James L. Johnson, 54, of the Sheridan County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed on October 26th while dealing with a mentally ill person. Sheriff Johnson had served as the sheriff for 18 years. He is survived by … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Police Officer Dan Picagli, 38, of the New Haven, Connecticut Police Department died on October 21st from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle directing traffic on October 17th. Officer Picagli had served his agency for 17 … Continue reading

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Awards

I attended the Rice/Scott Counties MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) awards banquet that was held this evening in Faribault. Each law enforcement agency in both counties were provided the opportunity to nominate two officers who displayed exceptional dedication to the … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend

My wife Ruth and I celebrated a belated 24th anniversary evening out over the weekend since I was out of town last week. We drove up to Chanhassen to attend the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The production we attended had to … Continue reading

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Police Service Vehicles

Several blogs ago, I posted information regarding innovations in police vehicles. I’ve posted several photos of different types of police vehicles below. The vehicles on display were part of a larger exposition at the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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What Makes a Good Police Officer

The most current issue of FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin features an article entitled “The Courage to Teach” by Robert W. Peetz, M.C.J., who is a criminal justice professor at Midland College in Midland Texas who delivered this text as a … Continue reading

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Future Police Cars

I saw my first hybrid model design police car about five years ago at a convention. It was a two seat vehicle that had actually been an electric vehicle outfitted with a fossil fuel conversion. In 1994 discussion picked up. … Continue reading

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Active Listening

Part of the job of a police chief should be that of an active listener. It’s important to know what is going on inside and outside the organization. This past week has been a time that has provided the opportunity … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Sergeant Dale R. Holcomb, 45, of the Ohio Highway Patrol was killed in an automobile accident on September 28th. Sergeant Holcomb had served his agency for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. Trooper Joshua P. … Continue reading

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Special Officer Memorial

Today, I attended a memorial service at the Faribault City Hall for Faribault Police Officer Henry Kaepernick who was killed in 1876. The memorial event was coordinated by Faribault Police Chief Mike Lewis. Today marked the 130th anniversary of Officer … Continue reading

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