Not every post from the WideBlueLine is good. It should be remembered that Officers are injured daily, they become disabled, and some pay the ultimate sacrifice. This is a tribute to just ONE Officer named Trooper Casper of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Goddard, Ks. Police Officer Trudi Randolph & community help out Arkansas Family of 4
December 19, 2015 On December 16, 2015 A family of 4 had been visiting a Goddard, Kansas lake known as Lake Afton in their RV. When leaving the park the vehicle experienced catastrophic failure when a tire came off sheering bolts off the wheel. Officer Trudi Randolph went to check back on the family the next day.
NAMI presented it’s first ever Crisis Intervention Training Award to Eugene, Or. Officer Chris Mackey
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization presented it’s first ever Crisis Intervention Training Award on December 7, at the NAMI Holiday Dinner, at the Eugene Hilton.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Or NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI has hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
On December 7, 2015 Officer Mackey received the first ever Crisis intervention training award from a list of candidates that were nominated from several departments based upon the following criteria.
Conducts oneself in a professional manner always treating individuals with respect and the dignity they deserve.
• Demonstrates compassion with individuals and the families who are in crisis and need help.
• Focuses on the fundamental mission to divert those with mental illnesses from jail when this can be done with little risk to public safety.
• Exhibits through one’s interaction with the community the knowledge to work with persons in crisis who may have a mental illness.
• Conducts oneself in such a way as to have a profound impact not only on contacted individuals, but also on their loved ones and members of the community at large.
• Advocates for those affected by a mental health diagnosis.
“There’s a lot of people that don’t end up seeking out help and again– that’s another opportunity for us through our contacts with people every day to offer help and assistance,” Mackey said.
Florida State Police, Trooper Terence Hicks Pays it forward to stranded traveler
On December 6, 2015 in a Miami, Florida Bus Station a 25 year old man was stranded. After visiting Florida he had lost his wallet and other belongings and all he had left was about $25.00. It was far from the $120.00 he needed to return to his home in Georgia. In his time of crisis he turned to a Florida State Trooper who was stationed in the bus terminal.