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VT First State to OK Compensation for PTSD

VT First State to OK Compensation for PTSD

Via MYNBC5.com: Beginning July 1, Vermont first responders suffering from mental health problems like PTSD became eligible for worker’s compensation. The Professional Firefighters of Vermont and the Vermont Troopers Association, which fought hard for the bill’s passage, said the extreme conditions in which they work take a toll on not only the body, but the […]

Pride in Honoring Our Own

Pride in Honoring Our Own

It comes down to one word: Brotherhood by Susan Yerkes It’s not strange that David Putnam spends a good part of most days thinking about death in the line of duty. Putnam, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department years ago, is no longer in the daily line of fire. But over the last […]

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different. Within the last few months, several law enforcement […]

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

Via NJ.com: Police and firefighters would gain control of their now-state-run pension fund under a measure that won final approval in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (S3040) transfers management of the $26 billion pension fund to an independent panel overseeing investments and benefits. Police and fire union leaders seeking the change said the state wasted […]

Conflict Rises, Billboards Go Up

Conflict Rises, Billboards Go Up

Via WREG.com: In Memphis tension between the city unions and the city administration over proposed impasse changes have reached the boiling point. Eight unions representing city of Memphis employees have joined together and put up electronic billboards such as one along Interstate 240 West near the Getwell exit. It says stop the repeal of the […]

Chicago Cops Get Thanks They Deserve

Chicago Cops Get Thanks They Deserve

Ed. Note: This is a “Tales of Triumph” tale, if there ever was one. Make sure you have Kleenex on stand-by to dry your tears. By Delores Anderson I am writing this letter because I want everyone everywhere to be aware of some really special Chicago police officers and how they truly changed the lives of […]

By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Finally, a Contract for NYPD Officers

Finally, a Contract for NYPD Officers

The tentative contract agreement recently reached between the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) and the City of New York represents a significant shift in that municipality’s approach to compensating the police officers on the nation’s largest force. After several years of bargaining and vocal advocacy by the NYCPBA, New York City has at […]

VIDEO: Officer’s Gift of Kindness Keeps on Giving

VIDEO: Officer’s Gift of Kindness Keeps on Giving

Via NYPD News: NYPD Transit Officers Frank Rendina and Mathew Spano had been patrolling the Grand Central subway station when they ran into Ron, a homeless man they have seen many times. After speaking about a recent medical check-up, Ron mentioned that he could not afford a pair of compression socks that his doctor recommended. […]

By December 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Police Union Reinstates Body Cam Program

Police Union Reinstates Body Cam Program

By John George This week, the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police reached an agreement with the police department to reinstate the body-worn camera program. You probably know them as body cams. Our group has always supported using body cams. Like many citizens, we believe they are a valuable tool to help create trust between […]

City, Officer Cleared in Wrongful Death Case

City, Officer Cleared in Wrongful Death Case

Via the New York Times: A federal jury ruled the city and a police officer were not at fault in the death of a mentally disturbed former Marine who was shot in his apartment five years ago after a 90-minute confrontation with the police, a federal jury found in a civil case on Thursday. The […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: A World Without Law Enforcement

VIDEO: A World Without Law Enforcement

Imagine a world without law enforcement. A world where there was no one running into danger to help you. This video, produced by the Dade County PBA, gives a chilling idea of what kind of world it would be.

By November 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Shake It Off

VIDEO: Shake It Off

Via the New York Post: At an anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles, people lined up to shake the hands of the cops who were keeping the event peaceful. With the country divided, this footage is proof that freedom of speech can be exercised and protected without violence.

By November 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Officer Breathes Life into Toddler

VIDEO: Officer Breathes Life into Toddler

Via the Washington Post: “My son is not breathing.” Seconds after a distraught Texas father uttered those chilling words to a 911 operator, Officer Chase Miller was on his way. He didn’t have to respond; the emergency dispatcher was already sending paramedics to the KFC in Granbury, Tex., where a 3-year-old boy was unresponsive and […]

True Reform Can Only Come From Within

True Reform Can Only Come From Within

By William J. Bratton I am a police reformer and have been since I was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Boston Police Department in 1975. There were many good cops in Boston in those days, but there was also an insular culture that had some racist, brutal, corrupt and lazy elements. I […]

By September 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
9/11: A Look Back

9/11: A Look Back

When the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Rich Miller was sound asleep. He was scheduled to attend a diver rescue training exercise at noon and was using the rare free morning to get some extra rest. When his wife woke him and told him what happened, he ran into the living room just […]

By September 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
“We Searched Everywhere. We Never Found Anyone.”

“We Searched Everywhere. We Never Found Anyone.”

September 11, 2001: A Look Back Barry Galfano, who retired at the rank of captain from the NYPD, was considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the care and training of police dogs. Once Barry learned he would be the commanding officer in charge of the care, health and job performance of fifty dogs […]

By September 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
“It Was Like Looking Into Hell”

“It Was Like Looking Into Hell”

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe In the fall of 2001, New York City was home to over eight million residents as well as more than a half-million commuters who […]

By September 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

This video showcasing the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department, in Oregon, is truly moving. “So far in 2016, a total of 74 LEOs have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Minton. “Firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 68% from last year. “While human, a majority of those who serve […]

Pride in Honoring Our Own

Pride in Honoring Our Own

It comes down to one word: Brotherhood by Susan Yerkes It’s not strange that David Putnam spends a good part of most days thinking about death in the line of duty. Putnam, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department years ago, is no longer in the daily line of fire. But over the last […]

VIDEO: We’ve Got a Jumper!

VIDEO: We’ve Got a Jumper!

Via Fox News Insider: A wild scene unfolded Tuesday in Houston when a police officer jumped out of a helicopter to tackle a burglary suspect who had fled into a field. It all started when Houston cops responded to a call about a burglary. When they arrived at the residence, two suspects drove off and the chase […]

NYC PBA Honors Its Own

NYC PBA Honors Its Own

Via the New York Daily News: He had long retired from the NYPD, but he was not forgotten.   William Brown’s 20-year career with the NYPD ended in 1968 at the rank of detective, but during his final months the department once again become an important part of his life. It started last winter when […]