As we remember the service and sacrifice of our fallen, let us also think of the long line of those family members and friends left behind.
The impact to a fallen officer’s family is profound. Here, the daughter, widow and mother of Officer Bradley Fox comfort each other at his name on the National Memorial. Fox was killed in an ambush while searching for a suspect. His K-9 partner was also shot, but survived.
Eleven officers died during the month of December, bringing the preliminary death toll for 2014 to 118.
One question could save your life: What’s Important Now?
The officer who was driving this vehicle, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Mitchell, survived this crash because he was wearing his seatbelt and body armor. Mitchell acknowledges that he failed to adequately consider WIN—What’s Important Now?—and was driving too fast at the time of the crash. Mitchell has become a Below 100 instructor and candidly shares his story when he presents.
Active shooter situation teaches us that rapid deployment, rescue & trauma care are most important to save lives
In this image from television, a Columbine High School student is rescued by emergency personnel during the 1999 shooting spree at the school in the southwest Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/KCNC-TV Denver)
FTOs have an incredible impact on new officers. Safety should be their number one priority.Read More