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heroine overdose

Big Pharma and the Heroin Death Machine


Comfortably numb I may be a little late on this one but this topic bothers me. A lot. About five years ago, while assigned as a violent crimes detective in our agency, it began. People in our city started dying. Not from gang violence, gunshots, knives or suicide. They were dying from heroin. The body’s were piling up. And I…

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Emergency Dispatcher: What really happens when you call 911


911, what’s your emergency? As I begin this article, I reflect on the thousands of calls I have answered during my years as an emergency dispatcher. I have handled calls ranging from what time does the public library open to murder. I have learned and have tried to put all of the negative aspects of the job behind me. From…

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Domestic Violence: 4 warning signs that could save your life


Domestic Violence When I decided to try my hand at starting a blog, the obvious topic of choice was my experiences as a cop. It’s what I know. Like it or not, it’s who I am. I could have taken the safer route like becoming a food blogger or a blog blogger (someone who blogs about how to start a blog).…

Crossroads: An open letter to a young cop


An open letter The career or lifespan of an officer is measured differently than most other careers. A cops career typically lasts between 20-25 years. This journey can be broken down into what I believe are 3 distinct phases. The rookie years (otherwise known as the “good times”) The middle years (AKA “the grind”) The golden years (or “how much will my retirement…