On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
For the week of December 6, Dave Smith discusses a frightening situation in which a cop in an unmarked car on the phone with his wife was mistaken for a gang member and fired upon from another vehicle. He also recaps a heartwarming story of a cop who saved a woman's life then stayed at her bedside, and a chief who offered to be TASERed in front of his community to raise money for his department, plus this week's Not Today moment from Wis.
There was nothing better than watching Sergeant Joe Friday interrogate a suspect, or T.J. Hooker get into a massive foot chase, or watch a high-speed motorcycle pursuit starring Officers John and Ponch. - Full Story
What can you do to make a positive impression that will last a lifetime? Every time I've come into contact with small kids on duty, I try to remember that mix of fear and apprehension coupled with that sense of awe. - Full Story
This Memorial Day, let's remember our LE heroes killed in wars overseas, and resolve to help cops returning from battle who must fight to right a variety of departmental wrongs. (AP Image) Understanding USERRA