Thankful Thursday

Saving Baby Riley

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to commend the actions of Berkeley County, SC Deputy Will Kimbro in saving the life of an 11-day old newborn baby during a routine traffic stop. On June 11, 2019, while on routine patrol, Deputy Kimbro stopped a speeding car in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Unbeknownst to him, he […]

Thankful Thursday

Community and Law Enforcement Working Together

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to commend the Dodgeville Police Department in Wisconsin for their amazing response to help Mary, an elderly woman recovering from cancer. During an extremely hot day in Dodgeville, someone from the community had learned that Mary’s air conditioning unit at her home had stopped working. Multiple neighbors nearby and […]

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Words of Wisdom

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to honor and share advice received from parents of law enforcement officers. We pick up lessons from a lot of different sources during the course of our lives, but there’s no question that some of the best advice comes from our mothers and fathers. Officers found the advice they received growing-up […]

Thankful Thursday

Community Outreach: Unique Approach

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to celebrate the unique approach police departments in Denver, CO; Oak Park, MI; Boston, MA; Toledo, OH; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MS and other cities are using to bridge the gap and improve relationships with their communities. Here are some of the departments’s comments on this approach: As part […]

Thankful Thursday

Troy Police Department Pawfficer Donut

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to honor Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department, who recently celebrated her one-year anniversary as a police cat. The department brought her on board as a means of creating positive interactions and to make a difference in the community. This started as a challenge to grow the Troy Police […]

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Celebrating 90-year-old Police Officer Leonard Charles Smith

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to honor Arkansas’s oldest active police officer, Leonard Charles Smith, aka L.C.Buckshot, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. In 2010, Officer Smith retired after 46 year career with the Ouchita County Sheriff’s Office. He was asked to join the Camden Police Department after four months of retirement. The department felt […]

Thankful Thursday

“Keeping the Peace” New Documentary

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This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to recognize Director James Ellis of Legacy Productions for his documentary, ” Keeping the Peace” as a way of promoting mental health services among emergency workers while also helping the community understand the trauma often experienced by law enforcement officers. Many have lost colleagues to suicide, had people die in their […]