October 31, 2015 While the growing controversy over the latest media outburst over an Officer that was filmed in S.C. with a student that would not follow the rules in class, listen to her teacher or principal and refused warnings from a Police Resource Officer abound in the media. Educators around the nation as well as students are standing up now for their resource officers.
October 30, 2015 Cincinnati, Oh. The Chase Elementary School has been teaming up with the Cincinnati Police Department since 2013 in a program started by Police Officer Donald Jordan known as “Right to Read”. Due to major budgetary constraints and other concerns the program was in jeopardy of being cut. While such items as extra Patrols for crime hot spots and witness protection programs and anti-gang protection programs are a major concern that were cited by officials to WKRC (5) Five officers will still be kept on to work this very special program with the local third graders.
On October 27, 2015 Steven Hildreth, Jr. made a journal entry on his facebook account regarding something that happened to him during his day. Steven is a a Member of our Nations National Guard. He is also a Black Male that was wearing a “hoodie” and was carrying a concealed weapon and was stopped for a traffic violation by white officers from the Tuscon Police Department.
By all accounts that we read daily something very bad should have happened to Steven. Without adding to or deleting from his account we present it here for your reading with just a few thoughts of our own. What you look for you normally find. If people approached Officers as human beings and treated them as people instead of the enemy. Gave them a chance instead of judging them based upon their color (Blue), perhaps many of these encounters would go much better.
With that thought, this is what Steven Hildreth, Jr. Posted to his Facebook Account:
October 26, 2015 Washington, D.C. A group of teens were fighting and Police arrived to break up the fight. As other youths lingered around Officers attempted to get the group to disperse. This can lead to tense moments that can easily spark into more conflict with Officers or cause teens to lose face among peers by appearing to take orders from authorities. The later becoming a problem further down the road that will often end in further conflict.
But thanks to an unnamed Washington, D.C. Officer who was quick thinking and fast on her feet as well the group was dispersed in a rather unusual but highly effective way that will have lingering implications for those involved.
October 28, 2015 Geneva, Il. a school that recently opened under the name of the Geneva Christian School gathered with parents and school officials to acknowledge people that they are thankful for and appreciate. Notably the Mayor Kevin Burns and a Police Officer named Paul VanDorn.
The Kane County Chronicle reported that the children presented the Officer with a large card of thanks the children had written over the past several weeks. The officer smiled and was clearly happy to be with the children in the atmosphere of the school with them during the assembly.
October 29, 2015 New York City, N.Y. It was reported that an elderly gentleman was encountering problems in Queens. N.Y.P.D. 104th Pct. sent a Patrol to investigate and found that Mr. Silver, a long time Queens resident, was stranded because his battery powered wheelchair was inoperable. Police Officer Paul Saint and Police Officer Dove contacted EMS to the scene who transported Mr. Silver to his home. But they still had the problem of getting Mr. Silver’s wheel chair to his home. Not a Problem for NY’s finest.
Holly Springs, Ga. a little girl named Gabrielle who is 9 years old was running a Lemonade stand when Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Ropos stopped by and got a glass of Lemonade from her and struck up a conversation with her as many Officers would. He asked what she would do with her hard earned cash. The child told him she would use it for a new iPad for school and games. Deputy Ropos left after their conversation and gave it some thought figuring he might help. But there is a twist to all of this.
October 29. 2015 Fruitport, Michigan Officers responded to a dispatch call reporting a woman at a local McDonalds holding a baby in her arms in a car’s passenger seat. Once again untimely news of two officers doing something wonderful has come to our attention that should be shared with you. Sadly this information leaks out so slowly because the officers themselves never speak of what they do and the people that benefit often never say anything other than thank you. Media seldom ever reports on it and it never gains traction. However here it is.
On October 4, 2015 19 year old Matt Morgan a resident of Columbia County was speeding through Red Hook, N.Y. with his 22 month old son who is also named Matthew. Sgt. Patrick Hildenbrand of the Red Hook Police Department saw him driving so fast and turned to pull him over with his emergency lights on. Morgan couldn’t have been happier to have ever seen a Police car in his life.
October 24, 2015 On Saturday for the 24th time a yearly event was held by the community of Indianapolis where members of the business community donated resources, partnered with the public library and time was donated by members of the community from Indy Car drivers, publishers and employees of the Indy Star who also sponsored the outstanding event for kids. Of course firefighters and Police Officers also showed up as you can imagine.