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Week-440-June-05-2009

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Week 440
June 5, 2009
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Editor's Note:

We welcome to our roster of columnists Duane Wolfe, who first debuted on P1 as a contributor to our popular "First Person" series. A Minnesota Peace Officer since 1988, Duane presently serves with the Parkers Prairie (Minn.) Police Department. Duane's article about professional courtesy among officers is sure to be of interest.

Also, be sure to check out P1 Member responses to our question about ticketing off duty officers in our recent survey.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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NYPD officer shot by fellow cop mourned

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Police officers line the streets and salute as the casket of slain police officer Omar Edwards. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — A city police officer mistakenly killed by friendly fire was remembered Thursday as a consummate cop and loving father, a conscientious and driven young man who dreamed of joining the department his whole life.

Thousands of officers in crisp dress uniforms lined up five-deep for blocks outside the Brooklyn funeral for Omar J. Edwards, 25, killed a week ago. Edwards is being posthumously promoted to detective, increasing his family's death benefits ... Full article
NYPD to look at "smart guns" — A dumb idea?
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The New York Post reported today that NYPD may explore the use of so-called "smart guns" in an effort to avert tragedies like the friendly-fire death of Officer Omar Edwards. NYPD-issued side arms would be outfitted with a computer chip that would emit an audible signal when drawn from the holster. What the Post failed to mention — why would it? — is the obvious officer safety issue associated with a police weapon that makes any sound other than "bang!" ... Full article


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Defining "Professional Courtesy"
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A chief once told me that cops needed to help other cops when they're in trouble. He used the example of an off duty cop who had crashed his car while driving drunk. He said if there were no witnesses around he wouldn’t have a problem with the responding officer "looking the other way." I was a rookie. He was the boss. So I listened. He called it "professional courtesy" ... Full column
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Slain Ill. officer remembered as caring and kind

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