Address Of Canine Commandant Gary. D. K. Holly about the global effort in using ancient techniques in catching Modern Criminals

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Commandant Gary. D. K. Holly, canine school of advanced psychiatry and transcendental meditation, est 1893

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Chief Instructor Oscar P. Dicken Doo, born during cold December, on the Northern slope of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised on the footpath of Mombassa.

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Senior Instructor Jhonny. D. Simm, Simm, born during summer months on the Southern foothills of Himalayas and raised on the sunny beaches of Lake Key Key Yo Yo.

“We want our canines to chase criminals with a positive attitude  not with anger, but with patience. For this purpose two canine yogi’s, Oscar. P. Dicken Doo, and Jhonny. D. Simm. Simm, have arrived to our academy to give out a workshop. Briefly this approach requires the release of negative energy before the chase of the criminal is pursued. The Proven method is to lower the left ear and raise the right leg for 30 seconds, then lower the right ear and raise the left leg for 45 seconds. This is followed by rotating the tail like a pendulum, once clockwise and twice anti-clockwise then holding the tail at nine o’ clock position. Take a deep breath followed by a long, loud bark and you’re ready to go. Anywhere this method has been applied arrests of the criminals have been 100% and public relations is at the optimum. When asked under oath, even the seasoned criminals confessed, being arrested by this procedure was a positive and a pleasant experience.”

Participants of the workshop came from all Continents of the World.

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Our Leaders, Our Protectors, Our Saviors-Police Officers.

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Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson

“I have seen the king with a face of glory,

He who is the eye and the sun of heaven,

He who is the companion and healer of all beings,

He who is the soul and the universe that births souls”.

(Rumi)

Leaders are born with a charisma that can be perfected through instruction, coaching, diligent hard work and perseverance. Leaders stand out because of their own exclusive élan making worthy use of their talents, and evolving as adept emissaries of any establishment.

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Only a handful among us can be leaders. Most exist in the business world, military services and law enforcement. Leaders prove their distinction in the real world of success and failure–life and death. Leadership is a special quality that is not hereditary nor something you can acquire by virtue of promotion or designation.

A leader is much more than only just somebody with power. Wide-ranging qualities come to light and refer to a leader being something of a nonconformist, someone who takes bold risks, an innovative person. He is not fearful to embark into a novel arena. Such a leader is audacious and a visionary who strikes an exceptional timbre within his supporters.

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Great leaders in law enforcement care for their workforce. Police officers view those leaders as their true leaders who are selfless and caring. They look towards and turn towards those leaders who really care about them. Law enforcement leadership does not obey a rigid description.

Leadership in law enforcement is survived by those who feel the Calling. Not every leader feels the calling and not everyone answers, in reality very few rise to the challenge.

In today’s world of myths, thrill and symbolism, influenced by the mass media, political figures and mass marketing, true leaders face enormous challenges.

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The essence of a leader is shaped both by physical and mental personae, astuteness, ability and disposition.

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

(Douglas Mac Arthur.)

Leaders possess a candid magnanimity for the people they lead. A sense of resoluteness encompasses their thinking, empowering them to get things done. Despite impediments, leaders mostly triumph against the odds.

Leaders are gifted with wisdom and sharp sense of perception to endure what comes with pride and humbleness.

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They intuitively discern when to wage war and when to reconcile. They know that ethical and honorable procedures are the essence of headship. Hence their sense of duty makes them prefer excellence over mundane and substance over symbolism.

Leaders prefer to stand alone when others take off for their protection, and they stay put when the going gets tough, since they know that this is their test of competence and reliability.

Great leaders have dynamic disposition, a hue of magnetism that makes them unique. They can be spotted in a room full of people solely by their presence, something about them stands out. The innermost forte of their leadership flair arises from their persona. A leader is on a mission, and we can see it.

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Leadership is the pinnacle of societal association, and leaders instinctively are aware of this fact. Although these majestic elevations frighten some, leaders do not mind the high altitude of social intricacy. They stand tall amidst the glories of their successes and look upwards where sky is no limit for them, working and producing at various levels. As time goes by the great leader comprehends the significance of individuals over procedures.

There comes a phase in the life of the leader when he/she becomes less uneasy with position, honor or drive. Deep concern for others and the Inner Calling takes precedent over egoistic instincts.

“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.” (Rumi)

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“Beyond What You See”

Those who serve and Protect us day and night,  also need our appreciation and prayers. We take this great service by our protectors for granted and sometimes forget the fact that they need our support and love and care as much as any other human being. This wonderful poem reminds us how thankful we must feel for all the great services by our great Police Officers. They make our world not only safe and secure for us but also make our lives easier to live as they play a major role in making this world a better place for us all to live and enjoy. A gesture of recognition, a nod of appreciation now and then will only make us feel better. Lets show them that we care and respect them and are thankful from the bottom of our hearts for their selfless service and care for us. May God bless and protect  our  Protectors. Amin.c4401072c42b82c24793b5b49bb26f35

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Happy New Year 2016

All the good wishes and prayers for the safety and security of our most unsafe saviors-our protectors, our police officers.

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My blogger friends here is a  heart warming story of recovery of a Police Officer released from hospital on the eve of New Year 2016, after being a victim of shooting at a regular traffic stop. Lets appreciate the role our saviors play to protect us while putting their lives on line for us. May God protect them and keep them safe for us. Amen. Samina

Officer Lopez: ‘Grateful, Honored’ To Be Alive After Shooting
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DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Police Officer Tony Lopez Jr. got to go home on New Year’s Eve after he barely survived a shooting earlier this month.

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“I’m in a lot of pain but also I have a lot of support and love especially from my fellow coppers,” said Lopez.

Lopez appeared in a wheelchair with his wife and surgeon by his side. He and his wife are expecting their first child next year.
“My wife’s pregnant and that’s all I could think about, making sure I stayed awake so I can meet my baby,” said Lopez.

The officer left Denver Health Medical Center on Thursday afternoon where he has been recovering since Dec. 8 when a suspect shot him multiple times.

Lopez was shot during a traffic stop near Federal Boulevard and Clyde Place when the suspect carjacked a vehicle in an attempt to get away. Jason Wood, was arrested after a short chase following the shooting and another person of interest, Melinda Espinoza, turned herself into police. Wood has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
“I’m very grateful and I’m very honored,” said Lopez of his recovery.

Doctors have said Lopez was as close to death as you can get after he was shot several times in the legs, arm and bulletproof vest. Doctors said he lost nearly all his blood and credit paramedics on scene with saving his life.

“I just wanted to say I’m grateful for everybody and every person who got me here and all the other officers who responded to the scene and paramedics,” said Lopez.

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Lopez talked about the paramedics first on scene, Courtney Strong and Dustin Morgan. They were honored on Wednesday by Denver Chief of Police Robert White.

“Especially Courtney, I remember her talking to me in the back of the ambulance and my partner talking to me in the back of the ambulance, telling me to hang on,” said Lopez.

Denver Police Chief Robert White honored paramedics Courtney Strong and Dustin Morgan for saving the life of Officer Tony Lopez Jr. (credit: CBS)

Lopez said he’s looking forward to ringing in 2016 with his wife at home.

You take a lot of things for granted,” said Lopez. “I’m excited to be home and spend it with my wife and family.”

Although grateful, Lopez has a lot of work to do before his first born arrives.
“Right now my left foot doesn’t really work, I’m waiting for the nerves to come back and once that happens I’ll be able to start walking and get closer to putting my uniform on,” said Lopez.

“I need this to come on quick because I want to walk my baby out of the hospital.”

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“Four people were in the car and only one survived,” Cst. Donnie Robertson – New Brunswick

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. RCMP officers are often the first on the scene at motor vehicle crashes and see how tragic the decision to drink and driving really is. They also see the hurt families experience when they’ve learned that a loved one has died.

RCMP officers from Atlantic Canada recall the crashes that have had an impact on them and also on the people and communities involved. These stories are personal accounts of what happened. The memories of these fatal crashes stay with the police officers, it’s the reality of what happens when a person drinks and drives.

Driving drunk is a choice. These officers hope that by sharing their stories a life or lives can be saved.

Cst. Donnie Robertson – New Brunswick

“In policing we are trained to expect the unexpected, to always be alert and to always be aware of our surroundings. The importance of this training hit home in an unexpected way in the early years of my first RCMP posting.

It was a November night and considering the time of year it was a nice evening. No snow had fallen yet and I was dispatched to a single vehicle crash. When I arrived, I found a smashed up car on its wheels. Hanging out the rear passenger window was a young man. He was alive when first responders arrived but unfortunately they were unable to save him.
As a police officer, it was my role to investigate the cause of the crash. While assessing the situation with another officer, we heard a long drawn out moan. It sounded like it was coming from the woods next to the road. We all pointed our flashlights towards the trees.

As I walked a few feet into the woods, I saw a young man on his hands and knees who was obviously seriously injured. I called out for help saying I found someone and as I said that, I stumbled, much to my surprise, over another body on the ground. It was another young man but he didn’t move. He was not breathing; he had already passed away. As I got up, the beam of my flashlight shines on another person, just a few feet away from me. This young man had also died as the result of his injuries. The reality of this crash immediately sinks in; four people were in the car but only one survived. The survivor remained in a coma for several days, but had no memory of the crash.

The collision reconstructionist determined that the car missed a turn, went off the road and struck a culvert. The vehicle flew about 200 feet (60 metres) through the air. None of the four occupants wore seatbelts and three of them were thrown about 100 feet (30 metres) from the vehicle into the nearby woods where only one survived. The investigation later determined that all four men had blood alcohol content levels above the legal limit.

This crash caused great heartache to the small rural communities where these men, all in their 20s, lived and further caused the friends and families of the victims to ask many questions about how something like this could happen.

In my 15 years as an RCMP officer I have responded to many impaired driving incidents. Each one is terrible in its own way but what each one has in common is that none of them had to happen. It all comes down to choices and choosing not to drink and drive.”

(the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.)

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Montgomery County Officer Praised for Saving Baby’s Life

A Montgomery County officer performed CPR on a 9-month-old baby girl on the side of Interstate 270 Sunday afternoon, ultimately saving her life.

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“As a mom, she knew something was wrong,” Sgt. André Pepin – New Brunswick

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. RCMP officers are often the first on the scene at motor vehicle crashes and see how tragic the decision to drink and driving really is. They also see the hurt families experience when they’ve learned that a loved one has died.

RCMP officers from Atlantic Canada recall the crashes that have had an impact on them and also on the people and communities involved. These stories are personal accounts of what happened. The memories of these fatal crashes stay with the police officers, it’s the reality of what happens when a person drinks and drives.

Driving drunk is a choice. These officers hope that by sharing their stories a life or lives can be saved.

Sgt. André Pepin – New Brunswick
Sgt. André Pepin holding a whiteboard: “As a mom, she knew something was wrong.”
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Sgt. André Pepin – New Brunswick

As a qualified breathalyzer technician for 23 years, I have had many encounters with individuals who were impaired. It’s common to hear them tell me, “I’ve only had a couple of drinks officer,” as I prepare to take a breath sample in order to determine their level of impairment. The breath test often indicated they should not have been driving; that they should have made a better choice or someone they knew didn’t stop them from getting behind the wheel.

I’ll never forget the night that I wished I had heard those words from one young man. It would have meant I stopped him from driving and that he was no longer behind the wheel of his car. Why? Because I ended up meeting him by way of a 9-1-1 call. I was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on a rural two lane secondary road. It was a warm summer’s night and the road conditions were dry. The call came in the middle of the night; he was probably the only car on the road. This man, in his 20s, was driving home from his birthday party. He lost control of his car, it went off the road and it crashed into a culvert and died.

I wish I knew what he was thinking and why he wanted to drive. I hope he wasn’t thinking “I’ve only had a couple of drinks.” This individual lived at home with his parents; it was my job to give them the bad news. I’ll never forget the look on the mother’s face or when she asked “What happened?” as we stood at the front door of their home. As a mom, she knew something was wrong. She knew he was out celebrating his birthday and when she woke up that morning he wasn’t home. Instead, I arrived at the door.

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“One lived and one did not” Cpl. Janet Leblanc – Nova Scotia

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. RCMP officers are often the first on the scene at motor vehicle crashes and see how tragic the decision to drink and driving really is. They also see the hurt families experience when they’ve learned that a loved one has died.

RCMP officers from Atlantic Canada recall the crashes that have had an impact on them and also on the people and communities involved. These stories are personal accounts of what happened. The memories of these fatal crashes stay with the police officers, it’s the reality of what happens when a person drinks and drives.

Driving drunk is a choice. These officers hope that by sharing their stories a life or lives can be saved.

Cpl. Janet Leblanc – Nova Scotia
Cpl. Janet Leblanc sitting in RCMP cruiser, holding whiteboard: “One lived and one did not”
“One lived and one did not”

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I was working in Lunenburg County when the RCMP received a call that a parked ambulance had been struck by a vehicle. While EHS staff tended to a patient inside a local residence, a neighbour of the patient ended up driving into the ambulance.

While the scenario with the ambulance was unfolding, the RCMP were also called to a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash involving a lone male driver. Unfortunately, the occupant of the vehicle did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

While it is not unusual for the RCMP to receive multiple calls at the same time, I will never forget the unfortunate and sad interconnectedness of these two cases.

Through the course of our investigation regarding the driver who struck the parked ambulance, it was discovered that he was impaired at the time of the collision. This man also stated that he had been drinking all evening with a friend at a local establishment.

In a sad twist of fate, our investigation revealed that the man who died in the crash was actually the friend and drinking partner of the man who struck the parked ambulance. When I had to tell the man that his friend had died, he almost fell to the floor in grief.

At the end of the day, two friends went drinking at a bar and then decided to drive while impaired. Both males drove off separately, and both were in collisions within minutes of each other. One lived and one did not.

I will always remember the pain on this man’s face when I had to tell him about his friend, and I would love to know if this tragic event has prevented him from drinking and driving again. Because if this sad event couldn’t stop someone from drinking and driving, what could?

Cpl. Janet LeBlanc has been a member of the RCMP for 18 years, and has carried out police work in three different Nova Scotia districts since 1997.

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“What will stay with me…..is the scream,” Cst. Vanessa DeMerchant – New Brunswick

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. RCMP officers are often the first on the scene at motor vehicle crashes and see how tragic the decision to drink and driving really is. They also see the hurt families experience when they’ve learned that a loved one has died.

RCMP officers from Atlantic Canada recall the crashes that have had an impact on them and also on the people and communities involved. These stories are personal accounts of what happened. The memories of these fatal crashes stay with the police officers, it’s the reality of what happens when a person drinks and drives.

Driving drunk is a choice. These officers hope that by sharing their stories a life or lives can be saved.

Cst. Vanessa DeMerchant – New Brunswick
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“What will stay with me…..is the scream”

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I was just weeks away from marking my fourth anniversary as a member of the RCMP. I’d already gained experience in many areas but little did I know what I would experience one late October night. I was posted in a remote area where the communities are close knit because they are far apart. It was near one of these communities where I would get dispatched to my first impaired driving crash; a crash where someone would lose their life.

It was 1 a.m. and I was told by our dispatch that a single vehicle had struck a rock face along the edge of the highway and there was one person trapped in the vehicle. What I saw when I arrived at the scene was much different. The car was on fire and it looked like someone was still in the back of the vehicle. Unfortunately, there was nothing I could do. The fire was hot and the car was fully engulfed in flames. I quickly searched around but could not find the driver or anyone else who may have been in the vehicle.
A crowd started to gather as people from the nearby community, where the young victim lived, started arriving at the crash scene to see what happened. After the crowd had left, a man arrived at the scene and he was totally distraught. There are things I will never forget from that night; it seems as if all of my senses had been affected. I can still feel the heat from the fire, the smell as everything was burning, but what will stay with me for the rest of my life is the scream the man let out when he got to the crash. This father had just lost his daughter.

The investigation was taken over by an RCMP collision reconstructionist as they are involved in looking into collisions resulting in serious injury or death. I would later learn that alcohol was a contributing factor to this fatal crash and that two other people were in the vehicle but survived.

The motor vehicle fatality statistics increased that day with another person losing their life as the result of impaired driving. What the statistics don’t reveal is how families, communities and first responders are affected. The statistics didn’t reflect the heartache and anguish shared by the families and communities connected to this crash. This one I will carry for the rest of my life because I knew the young woman who died that night. Our paths had crossed many times at community events where she was helping her community by giving back. I saw she had a bright future; a future that her community will never be able to see or experience.

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“Her first words… ‘There’s a dead body,” Cst. Douglas Baker – Prince Edward Island

There are many reasons not to drink and drive. Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. RCMP officers are often the first on the scene at motor vehicle crashes and see how tragic the decision to drink and driving really is. They also see the hurt families experience when they’ve learned that a loved one has died.

 RCMP officers from Atlantic Canada recall the crashes that have had an impact on them and also on the people and communities involved. These stories are personal accounts of what happened. The memories of these fatal crashes stay with the police officers, it’s the reality of what happens when a person drinks and drives.

Driving drunk is a choice. RCMP officers hope that by sharing their stories a life or lives can be saved.

Cst. Douglas Baker – Prince Edward Island
Cst. Douglas Baker holding a whiteboard: “Her first words… ‘There’s a dead body’,”
“Her first words… ‘There’s a dead body”

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Cst. Douglas Baker – Prince Edward Island

It was a regular start to a weekend summer shift, no different than any other. Performing traffic stops in the early evening hours and enjoying the sunshine, not knowing the horrific ending the shift would have.

I performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with a male driver, female passenger and another young male in the back seat. After checking all of the vehicle papers, ensuring no one was drinking and all were buckled up, I was happy to send them on their way as they told me they were headed to a party.

As I sat in my car waiting for them to depart, the young female passenger got out of the car and cheerfully skipped back to my vehicle and, through my passenger window said, “Could you give us a boost, the car is dead?” Without hesitation I pulled around, boosted their car and sent them on their way.

At about 2:30 a.m., I was on my way to drop off an auxiliary member who had joined me for the shift. We laughed and joked as we drove along, as we usually did. Little did we know the night was about to get gruesome.

As we made our way down the unlit rural road, I observed a car sitting at an intersection about to merge onto the road. As we approached, the car didn’t move so I became suspicious and slowed down. As I got closer, I could see a lone female standing on the road. She looked in shock. Her first words… “There’s a dead body.”

I got out of my vehicle to see a mangled wreck of a car down in a deep ditch. There was a body of a young girl lying on an embankment….obviously dead. The driver of the vehicle had made it out of the wreck and went to the only nearby house, that of the witness I had met on the road.

It was the same vehicle I had pulled over earlier.

The driver of the vehicle swore it was only him and his girlfriend in the vehicle…over and over…despite my knowing another male was with them earlier. A search of the immediate area turned up nothing.

Not until daybreak did we find the body of the other male, some 100 yards from the scene. He had been catapulted from the wreck like a marble in a slingshot.

Two young adults were dead. As it turns out, the driver was later found to be intoxicated and high and had passed out behind the wheel. The one good decision he made was to put on his seatbelt which saved his life.

In the morning we went to deliver the terrible news to the families. I spoke with the brother of the deceased female and the mother of the deceased male; they all lived in the same house. They had traveled to the province to work for the summer before returning home. They were completely devastated. It was an unimaginable image.

Two lives were lost that night, many changed forever, mine included. The images of that innocent 20 year-old woman skipping back to my car and wondering what had happened in between – and if there was anything different I could have done haunt me to this very day.

(the reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and that the reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.)

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Police Efforts To Protect And Guide Our Youngsters, Where All Else Fails

Police Officers always try to do maximum to ensure that the criminal elements remain away from us as we go about our lives. They believe more in reform rather than punishment. Apart from their daily routine jobs they keep uplifting their efforts to educate and inform the most vulnerable segment of our society that is the young children of impressionable ages. One such example is the Camp Cadet organized and arranged by multiple Police agencies. It is a commendable effort on part of our protectors to educate and guide our young children towards a better future. Let’s thank them heartily and honor their efforts towards a better society. 

(This news item is taken from CBS Pittsburgh. I am sure my blogger friends will like reading it). Samina.

Police Hoping To Keep Kids On Positive Track With Camp Cadet
image PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s not often that you see a motorcycle escort for a bunch of kids on bicycles. But these aren’t just any kids. A select group of 64 youngsters arrives on the North Shore as part of the 11th annual Camp Cadet.
It’s the Allegheny County version of week-long camps sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Trooper Robin Mungo says it’s one of 27 Camp Cadets across the state. She says it’s a community effort.
“It’s a great collaborative of multiple police agencies, and it’s about reaching out to the community, young people, ages 12 to 14,” said Trooper Mungo. “This is the age where they’re most impressionable, so we want to make a good impression. We want them to know that we’re people of the community.”
They concluded the 12-mile trek from Camp Guyasuta at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the North Shore. Among the activities, they will witness Pittsburgh’s River Rescue team in action.
“We have a lot of fun activities for them,” Trooper Mungo adds. “But they understand there’s a mission. We stay on task, and the mission will be accomplished when they graduate on Saturday.”
She says these kids are at an age where they can go one way – or the other.
“We want them to stay on a positive track. We want other kids to see that they are positive,” said Trooper Mungo. “They are the leaders. And that’s what we’re hoping to pull out of them. We all have it in us. It’s how we pull it out, and use that.”
A total of 600 boys and girls in Allegheny County have graduated from camps like this over the past 10 years.

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I’m Just Like You

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Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson

Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson talks about the role of women in the Police force and says:

“We need to increase women coming into the force, we need to increase women in the senior executive ranks,” Commissioner Paulson said, explaining his goal is to have “more women in our decision-making process”. He further emphasized, “The value of having women in a Police Role is that you take the interaction with a citizen away from the Force Dynamic, and you put it in the behavior, Thoughtful Dynamic. It is quite a Powerful Force to be reckoned with. We have this sort of traditional notion that we are wrestling people, jumping on people, putting handcuffs on people. The woman’s view of the world is a much more Powerful, Persuasive Force than just an arm around the neck.”

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“I’m Just Like You”

I have been where you fear to be;
I have seen what you fear to see;
I have done what you fear to do;
All these things I have done for you.

I am the one you lean upon,
The one you cast your scorn upon,
The one you bring your troubles to,
All these things I have been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart,
The one you feel should have no heart,
The one you call the “man in blue”;
But I am a person, just like you.

And through the years,
I have come to see
That I am not what you ask of me.
So take this badge, take this gun;
Will you take it? – Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die
And hear a battered baby cry,
Then do you think that you can be
All these things you ask of me?

 (Author unknown)

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USA Happy Independence Day

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Happy Canada Day

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Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson

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“Mom Thanks State Trooper For Not Stereotyping Her Son”-A Heartwarming Story

Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes With Joseph

Trooper’s Kindness Goes Viral 

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(http://abcnews.go.com/US/virginia-mom-white-state-trooper-stereotyping-son/story?id=31177499)

Danville, Va.- A Virginia State Trooper went all out to help a young man. Now, his kindness has gone viral.

Dr. Nada Owusu said her son had just finished his exams at Virginia Tech and was on his way home to Danville, when a tire blew out on his car. The trooper pulled over to help.

Dr. Owusu tells ABC 13 she was just trying to give a little recognition to the trooper for keeping her son safe. Next thing she knew, it was being shared everywhere.

The post has been shared almost 20,000 times as of late Tuesday afternoon. Montel Williams even commented on it.

Dr. Owusu said the tire blew out along a dark part of Route 220. The trooper, Matt Okes, pulled over to help. He tried helping Joseph change the tire, but they couldn’t because of the way it blew out. Then, Triple-A was looking for Joseph in the wrong place. That meant the trooper ended up staying with Joseph for more than three hours.

“That area is very dangerous,” said Dr. Owusu. “The road is curvy, there are no lights, it’s very dark. It alerted any oncoming car he was there, so that was great. And then him staying with him, it was very comforting to me as a mother.”

In the post, Dr. Owusu wrote the trooper never questioned why her son was driving a Mercedes, just showed up and tried to help. She is thankful her son is safe.

Trooper Okes released the following statement: “The attention the photo has generated on social media has been overwhelming and I certainly wasn’t expecting the photo to receive as much attention as it has. I was simply doing my job as any other Virginia state trooper would. I appreciate the kind comments by Dr. Owusu and am glad Joseph and his parents were able to finally make it home safe. I am honored to be a member of the Virginia state police and am blessed by God to serve and protect.”

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What an amazing act of kindness and the State Trooper feels so proud and blessed to Serve and Protect us. God bless our protectors and keep them safe and secure for us. I would like to thank Joseph Paglino http://www.killerendings.com for drawing my attention to this story. Thanks Joe. Take care and God bless.

© Samina Iqbal. 2015

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“We here in Canada enjoy many, many advantages,” says Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

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Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.

“We here in Canada enjoy many, many advantages.

One of the benefits of this great country is the nature and style of policing that Canadians enjoy.

The Canadian professional police officer brings a community grounding, or orientation, to police work that is like no other place in the world.

Canadians expect to be consulted, engaged and respected in the creation of our policing strategies.

Canadians also demand that we deliver our police services in fair, reasonable and ultimately effective ways.”

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers.

© Samina Iqbal. 2015

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Let’s Honor A Complete Human Being Among Us-A Police Officer

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 Feed your heart in conversation

With someone harmonious with it:

Seek spiritual advancement from one

Who is advanced.

(Rumi)

rainy-weather Why should it be peculiar if God elevates one of our species, in relation to whom we appear as trivial beings? The Police Officers have been endowed with a power within them by means of which they have been elevated above and given control of their nature to do as they intend. It is not unusual for an outstanding human being amongst humanity to have accomplished the capability to experience a state of absolute bliss and ecstasy? This comes after performing a great deed like helping a blind man cross the road, among so many other deeds he performs during one single day.

Protecting and helping all humanity at all times, is the top priority of all Police Officers. What would we do without their protection and guidance? 

“The saints protection is truth’s sword:

your time with him

is worth as much as the cup of life itself.”

(Rumi)

 The Police Officer speaks out of benevolence and empathy about all humanJPG140 beings. How could he/she harbor hate or selfish interests with regard to anyone? Do we ever stop to wonder as to what are we in relation to one who possesses such magnanimity?

“Companionship with the Holy makes you

one of them.

Though you are rock or marble,

You’ll become a jewel

When you reach the man of heart.

(Rumi)

YTn3dDtPolice Officers go through a lot of pain and personal sacrifice to understand the humanity and take actions for their betterment. In order to succeed in learning anything worthwhile you have to endure sufferings and acts contrary to your will? These qualities make a Police Officer a complete human being. 

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Police Officers come to our rescue when we most need them.

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What would we do without the Police Officers help and support in our daily lives. Lets ponder for a while. The least we can do is to honor and thank our heroes who put their own lives in danger to save us from harm.

© Samina Iqbal. 2015

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“Just another one of those things I’m going to carry around forever I guess,” says a Police Officer in a painful yet a heartwarming story.

images 2( My Blogger Friends, this story of a Police Officer that I read touched me so much that I decided to share it with you. After reading this heart wrenching account you will, I am sure, appreciate what a Police Officer goes through on a routine day at work. Some memories, some incidents get etched in the memory and always come to haunt him/her long after they are over. We must share the pains of Police officers since they are human beings just like us. And we must appreciate and acknowledge what a Police Officer witnesses in a moment, we may not witness in our lifetime. Lets support them in every way and pray for the safety and security of our Protectors.)

“You know why red lipstick makes my heart race?”  (self.ProtectAndServe) submitted * by hoodcop 

“It was shift change. I was going home. It had been a long shift and I was looking forward to the comfort of my bed. It was a hot night and sticky. I just feel gross. I can feel my undershirt clinging to my body underneath my body armor and I’m ready to peel all of it off. My sub station has its own set of gas pumps with a set of trash cans. It’s an end of shift ritual that everyone fuels up and cleans out their patrol cars so that the next guy doesn’t have to start his shift off dealing with your mess and filling up the tank. Some slugs don’t do it, as it isn’t an official rule, but what can you do? I was pumping the last drop of gas into my tank when the emergency tone on my radio goes off. Not good. All of my shift mates are at the sub loading up their personal vehicles to go home, and the day shift guys haven’t quite made it out of the parking lot yet. The emergency tone ends and the dispatcher crackles over the air. She broadcasts a shooting in progress at 6 AM. The shooting is damn near at the furthest point from the sub in the furthest district from the sub. More bad news. Several other officers and I at the pumps stare at each other for a second, not wanting to believe it. There is no way that the day shift guys are going to be able to sign on and make it to that call fast enough. I snap out of it and hop back in my patrol car. Somebody has to make that scene, and even though it isn’t even close to my normal section, I don’t exactly see other officers falling over themselves to head that way. I tell dispatch to assign me and I burn rubber out of the sub. Few things are as fun as running balls out Code 3 to a call like that. Few things are more terrifying than running balls out Code 3 to a call like that in morning traffic as every Joe Schmoe is just trying to make it to work. As I hit the on ramp to the highway, my pulse is rising. I start to breathe deliberately and slowly to control it. Need to keep that heart rate down. No one is getting the f***k out of my way. When did people in America forget that all you have to do is pull over to the side of the road? I get it. When I’m going 90 or a 100 or a 110 down the highway, my siren doesn’t make it past my push bar, but what about the huge blinky lights filling up the rear view mirror? I remember pushing my Crown Vic to the point that the steering started to get a little… floaty. Not good. Slow down. Breathe. I let off the accelerator a little. It takes me probably 7 to 10 maddening minutes fighting through traffic to get there. As I round the corner into the neighborhood, I see flashing police lights in front of a house ahead. OK. One of my partners has made it there already. He must’ve been dragging his feet getting back to the sub to have been close enough to the call to beat me there. I pull up and hop out. What is that f***king noise? Oh yeah, turn off your siren moron. I jog the 10 feet back to my patrol car and switch it off. With the siren off, I can suddenly hear hysterical screaming from the backyard of the house. “My baby! My baby! Please help him! Jesus! My baby!” I jog down the driveway and squeeze past a silver sedan. “Chevy Malibu” my mind notes. Cop brains do that, noting details in the heat of the moment just in case they’re important later. When I get around the car I’m in a dimly lit back yard. I see my partner straddling a kid, 12 or 13 years old. My partner is young himself. He’s in his early 20s and a hard charger, just a few months out of the academy. Probably also explains why he got there first. My partner is doing chest compressions. Everytime I see somebody doing CPR the song “Staying Alive” pops into my head. We were taught to do the compressions to the rhythm of the song. “Ah ah ah ah, staying alive, staying alive, ah ah ah ah, staying alive.” CPR and that song are permanently linked in my brain. I look at that mom. She’s in her early 30s, hispanic, wearing a white tank top and covered in tattoos. She’s also losing her mind. Literally rolling around on the ground screaming hysterically. You know those videos from the wars of the Muslim mothers wailing and screaming over the bodies of their dead sons? Like that. I look back to the kid. He is clean cut, has short hair, no ink. He is wearing basketball shorts and no shirt. I definitely didn’t immediately think “gang member” or “criminal.” Mom snaps me out of it by grabbing me. I turn to look back at her and she’s yelling in my face and falling on me. “Do something! Help him! Please Jesus help him!” “Ma’am. My partner is doing what he can. The ambulance is on the way. They’ll be here any second.” I noticed that her lips were red. Bright red. I guess mom really wanted to complete the chola look. She lets go of me and goes towards my partner, screaming. I grab her by the waist and pull her away. She kicks her legs and flails. “Stop! You’re not helping! If you want to help your son you have to calm down! Tell me what the f***k happened!” Well that didn’t help. A couple of paramedics come trotting into the backyard and relieve my partner. They start working on the kid and we find out that he’s been shot 2 or 3 times in the back. We have to drag mom into the front yard because she won’t stay away from the paramedics. As we pass the Malibu, I notice that the back window has a few bullet holes. A few camera crews got to the scene wicked fast. They have police scanners and there isn’t much going on at the time of the morning, so the street already has a couple of news vans. As they’re setting up their cameras to shoot, mom is writhing in the front yard hysterically. It was surreall. Myself and a couple of other officers are just standing in a circle around this lady while she is in the throes of hysteria. Still not having any story about what happened, I notice that the front door to the house is ajar. I knock and call out police. No answer. I step into the dimly lit living room. Nobody else is in the house. I can tell. I hear a chime and look down at the coffee table. The kid’s iPhone is laying there. A text message pops up on the screen. The sender has a cutesy girl’s name, and the text reads, “(name of victim) I think I love you. I want to try having sex.” Weird. I shake it off and walk back outside. Somebody is getting the story from the mom. She had just come home from a party, and her son had walked out into the driveway to help her carry things into the house. A dark colored SUV pulled up at the end of the driveway and a young black male jumped out of the passenger seat. “F***k you Mexicans!” he yelled before he started letting off rounds. The mom and the son ran towards the back yard, away from the hail of bullets. That’s why the son got hit in the back. I see my partner, the one who was doing CPR a few minutes ago, standing a little ways down the sidewalk. He is breathing hard and sweaty. CPR is hard work. I walk up to him. “What the f***k man? I mean, what the f***k happened?” “I just got here dude. I heard the yelling in the back and I ran back there. I saw the kid. I started doing chest compressions and I told the mom to give him breaths. Blood was coming out of his mouth man.” Red lips. Damn. What kind of asshole am I? That wasn’t lipstick on mom. It was her son’s blood. She was trying to breathe life back into her kid and got his blood all over her mouth. The kid died. There were many hours of CSI combing the scene and taking panoramic videos and 3-D scans. By the end of it all I was just exhausted and kind of delirious. We found out later that the kid’s older brother was a gang banger. He had gotten into a fist fight at his high school with a member of a rival gang over a girl. The kid that he beat up came to the house looking for a little street justice. He must’ve seen the 13 year old in the driveway and thought it was the older brother. Damn stupid way for a 13 year old to die. Damn stupid reason for mom to get those red lips. Sometimes when I see girls with red lipstick I go back to that moment. Mom is hanging on me, screaming for mercy and begging for her baby’s life. Just another one of those things I’m going to carry around forever I guess.”

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“Blessed Are The Peacemakers-Our Police Officers”

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Police Officer’s Job Is Not A Job Its A Calling-Lets Thank Them For All The Freedoms We Enjoy.

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It is the police officer – not the reporter, who protects freedom of the press.

It is the police officer – not the poet, who guards our freedom of speech.

It is the armed police officer, training in the use of deadly force, ready to defend the innocent against aggression and the weak against the violent, standing ready to serve and protect even with his life if necessary.

It is the police officer who preserves your rights to keep and bare arms. It is the police officer – not the politician, who insures freedom of assembly.

It is the police officer – not the campus organizer, who safeguards the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the police officer – not the defense attorney, who reads Miranda warnings and informs defendants of inalienable rights.

It is the police officer who is willing to disclose all evidence, even evidence which may weaken a case, in order to protect the innocent and insure that justice shall prevail.

It is the police officer – not the preacher, who safeguards our liberties, including freedom of religion.

It is the police officer – not the judges, who seeks out witnesses, thus preserving rights of the accused.

It is the police officer, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

It is the police officer, who vigilantly serves the public, protecting society from evil, and preserving all our freedoms.

(By Sgt Les Langford

Utah Highway Patrol)

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