An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick

An open letter was made public to Colin Kaepernick by a retired Police Detective Chris Amos on his Facebook page.

The sobering message written by retired Detective Chris Amos is a reminder of what men and women who put on uniforms every day do every day. It read as follows: Continue reading “An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick”

PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

Witnessing death, violence, and the suffering of innocents on a daily basis can leave police officers feeling overwhelmed and desperate
By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times

One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place.

The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had recurring nightmares of scenes he had witnessed at work—death, shootings, child molestation, fatal crashes. Continue reading “PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing”

To Serve And To Protect: Why Police Are Hurting Too

A young lady from a Law Enforcement family sees both sides of the equation and shares her thoughts. Please take a few minutes to read her well written and heartfelt article.

The Daughter of a Law Enforcement Officer shared her article with us and we would like to share it with you. The full article written by Alli Cassidy may be found here: To Serve And To Protect: Why Police Are Hurting Too

Memphis, TN. Police release sketch of suspect wanted in abduction of off-duty officer

Memphis police are investigating the kidnapping of one of their own as the officer was walking home early Sunday morning.

A composite sketch has been released of the man suspected of kidnapping an off-duty Memphis police officer. Continue reading “Memphis, TN. Police release sketch of suspect wanted in abduction of off-duty officer”

1st Help is now available to all first responders and family members

A long anticipated program is finally available as an on line portal developed to assist all first responders from those in crisis, education and reporting of traumatic events.

 

The WBL has been waiting for this service to go live believing that it can help first responders in need. Please share this link so that police, fire, and EMS responders, dispatchers, and corrections officers — as well as their spouses — who are in crisis or at risk of suicide always have an alternative and resources they deserve. Continue reading “1st Help is now available to all first responders and family members”

Unified Police K-9 “Aldo” has been shot and killed in the line of duty

Officers attempting to execute a warrant and search for a fugitive using a K-9 from the Unified Police Department encountered resistance from the subject resulting in the loss of the K-9.

MILLCREEK, Utah Shortly after 11:00 P.M. while searching a residence for a wanted subject K-9 “Aldo” was shot and killed according to Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder.  Continue reading “Unified Police K-9 “Aldo” has been shot and killed in the line of duty”

Birmingham, Al. Police Officers saved 2 children ages 8 and 5 when chimney collapsed on them

2 children were staying with their grandparents and watching television quietly when the chimney collapsed in the home. 911 brought Birmingham Officers to the scene to the rescue and then some.

On Friday morning Officers were in Children’s hospital delivering smiles and stuffed animals to the two girls that they had rescued the day before when a chimney collapsed in their grandparent’s home as they sat and watched television.  Continue reading “Birmingham, Al. Police Officers saved 2 children ages 8 and 5 when chimney collapsed on them”

Columbus SWAT Officer has passed away from an incident on April 9 while attempting to take a subject into custody

It is with deepest regrets that we inform you that Officer Steven Smith Passed away from injuries he sustained while attempting to arrest a subject on April 9, 2016 following a standoff with an armed gunman.

It has been confirmed by the Columbus Division of Police in an official statement that read:  Continue reading “Columbus SWAT Officer has passed away from an incident on April 9 while attempting to take a subject into custody”

How many candles will be enough?

In the month of February we now have a total of 10 Police Officers that have died in the line of duty trying to do nothing more than serve the community. Let us recap shall we? Continue reading “How many candles will be enough?”

Ship Bottom, N.J. Brother who lost sister in vehicle accident extends deep gratitude to Officers

February 13, 2016 Ship Bottom, N.J. a man who lost his sister in a motor vehicle accident on February 10, 2016 extends deep  gratitude to Officers of Ship Bottom, N.J. for their efforts and compassion. Continue reading “Ship Bottom, N.J. Brother who lost sister in vehicle accident extends deep gratitude to Officers”