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My Husband Is A Police Officer, And I Owe You An Apology

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By  Melissa Littles Thomas Hawk/Flickr There’s a reason my husband is an officer and I am not. I’m a relatively good person, but he’s better than me. He became an officer for all the right reasons. He was that little boy who never knew his daddy. He watched his mother struggle to make ends meet. He easily could have chosen …

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Thank you

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I just want to take this opportunity to thank those who attended the membership meeting last Tuesday night, those who participated in the survey, and those who have sent the dozens of emails, text messages and phone calls of support. Your input, ideas, and comments all are important in moving forward the message of the rank and file of the …

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I’m a Cop, and I Feel Grateful

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“If people could see what my eyes have seen, they would understand what the few do for so many. People would be so proud of these flawed yet extraordinary human beings who give so much hope and protection to the defenseless.” – Mike Parker Ed. note: American Police Beat received this message from Mike Parker at the L.A. County Sheriff’s …

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Remember 9/11

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In honor of the first responders that run towards danger, committed to serve and protect, willing to sacrifice their very lives, WE REMEMBER. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 caused more law enforcement line of duty of deaths than any other single incident in American history. One officer was killed when United Flight 93 crashed into a field in …

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What is a Policeman? By Paul Harvey (1918-2009)

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What is a Policeman? By Paul Harvey (1918-2009) A policeman is a composite of what all men are, I guess; a mingling of saint and sinner, dust, and deity. Culled statistics wave the fan over stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news. What that really means is that they are exceptional. They are unusual. They are …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

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Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

Officer, You Pulled me Over Today

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Officer, you pulled me over today. Not to be mean, or because of a “quota” Not because my car is old, Not because I’m young and female.. But because I was speeding. I was pulled over today. I pulled over before you turned your lights on. I waited for you with my papers In my hand, outside the window. I …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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Rock Star Cops’ Duet

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You may remember Cpl. Jeff Davis with the Dover Police Department in Delaware after watching a viral video of him driving around in his patrol car while lip-synching Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Millions did. Well, Davis is back, and this time he’s brought a buddy along—Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson, who works as a resource officer at Dover High School. Between the …