Author Archives: American Police Beat

Secure the Pool!

Secure the Pool!

Via Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to advance to the National League Championship Series, but they weren’t allowed the beat the Arizona heat.   The Dodgers were barred from entering the pool at Chase Field following Monday’s 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National

If Things Go Bad, You Need a Plan

Thinking about an unexpected, life-changing event can be unsettling. But death or illness can happen at any time, especially when you’re in law enforcement. Unfortunately, most of us do not make the plans we should and younger people sometimes go years before they plan. So what does it take to get people to sit down and

VIDEO: Cop Shot Dead

Via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Police have confirmed alleged shooter Hollis Daniels has been taken into custody after reportedly killing a Texas Tech Police officer during a shooting that left the university campus on lockdown on Monday night.   Officials have identified Daniels as a 19-year-old white male from Seguin, and a freshman at Texas Tech who lived

Hard Work, Heartache, and a Lot of Love

by Chief Tim Jayroe, Rockport (TX) Police Dept. In the coastal areas of our country emergency responders, elected officials, and concerned citizens think, plan, discuss, review and practice every year for the possibility that sometime between August and November we will be forced to deal with a hurricane. What we found out on August 24, 2017,

Welcome to Russia

Via CNN: Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN.   The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as “anti-administration activists

Cop Girl Rules!

Via BRICK — Seven-year-old Morgan Blann idolizes police officers and hopes to someday join their ranks.   But with years left before that can become reality, this Midstreams Elementary second-grader is already working hard to help police departments.   Weeks ago, Morgan sacrificed birthday presents from her seventh birthday party and asked her friends

Your Training Record Problems Solved!

As part of the job, first responders are required to perform many dangerous and high-risk tasks that—due to rapidly changing conditions, public needs, and budget cuts—are creating a demand for new and different training options. The vast majority of training within the fire service, law enforcement, and EMS is skills-based, and advances in technology seem

K-9s Compete

Via Lehigh Valley Live: Law enforcement dogs and their handlers showed off special skills Sunday at the 2017 Lehigh Valley K-9 Trials in New Tripoli.   The competition, which took place at Thunderhead Farm, gathered law enforcement from across Northampton, Lehigh and Berks counties and an estimated 150 spectators. Dogs were tested through obstacle courses,

Two Cops Shot

Via the New York Daily News: A Connecticut man was taken into custody after shooting his wife and two police officers in the couple’s New Haven, CT residence Saturday.   Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway (above) responded to a home on Elm Street at around 10:30 a.m. where they found a woman shot in

Suspected Murderer in Custody

Via The Associated Press: The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the