Officer Memorial

Police Officer Shawn Silvera of the Lino Lakes, Minnesota Police Department was killed on September 6th after being struck by a vehicle being pursued by police. Officer Silvera was deploying Stop Sticks, a device to deflate the tires of a fleeing vehicle to stop a pursuit.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune carried this article
. Officer Silvera had served his department for 7 years. He was 32 years old and is survived by his wife and two children.

It’s never easy to post officer memorials…it’s even harder when it’s close to home. My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Silvera’s family, and his coworkers.

Being a cop these days is getting to be more and more of a challenge as our society generates people who increasingly are hostile toward all members of society, including police officers. I appreciate the dedication of the men and women who to out in our communities every single day to keep us safe.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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