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THE “CIDES” ARE KILLING US!

THE “CIDES” ARE KILLING US!

It almost seems like a daily occurrence. Facebook posts – OFFICER DOWN. Between Officers shot or stabbed, feloniously assaulted, and those Brothers and Sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice, it has been a violent time against our nations finest. On February 10, 2016 we lost FOUR in that one day, and TWO more in February 11, 2016. In a span of just 7 days we lost 7 Officers. Six of those deaths were by gunfire. In January we lost THREE other officers, TWO by gunfire, one through an accident. (ODMP.ORG).

MASKS

What is real, and what is perceived? Who are we, really? Of course, that question alone is the subject matter of volumes of books and shows like Dr. Phil. Without getting into a study of one’s inner child or directed self-discovery, none of which I am qualified to...

EMOTIONAL TOOLS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

EMOTIONAL TOOLS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

With this article I’d like to introduce Serve & Protect’s new member of our Board of Directors.Dr. Steiner is the founder of First Responder’s Wellness Center in Wheaton, IL.  Dr. Steiner is a licensed clinical psychologist who also has 13 years of experience as a...

ASSUMPTIONS

ASSUMPTIONS

Life is filled with assumptions. For example—you might have assumed I quit writing these newsletters. Not at all. Life has been, well, hectic. However, I do apologize for not getting to writing. I chose to write about an interpersonal topic that can cause conflict or...

IRON CLAD HEART

In assuming the role of a Lodge Chaplain, I thought I’d start a newsletter to discuss issues that are part of the life of a police officer. Coming from service in a fairly large department in Norfolk, VA, I experienced all the trauma, stress, and struggles that plague...

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