Law Enforcement

    • News update June 19, 2010

      9 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      Current ODMP.org stats


      Line of duty deaths this month---------------------------------7
      Line of duty deaths this year ( 12% from last year--------76
      Line of duty deaths this time last year------------------------68
      Line of duty deaths on this date in history-------------------51
      Line of duty deaths in America's history---------------------20,172

      RECENT LINE OF DUTY DEATHS
      Sergeant Doug Weddleton
      Massachusetts State Police
      Massachusetts
      End of Watch: Friday, June 18, 2010

      Biographical Info
      Age: 52
      Tour of Duty: 28 years
      Badge Number: Not available

      Incident Details
      Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
      Date of Incident: Friday, June 18, 2010
      Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
      Suspect Info: Apprehended

      Sergeant Doug Weddleton was struck and killed by two drunk drivers while working a construction detail on I-95 in Attleboro.

      Sergeant Weddleton had positioned his patrol car to block an exit ramp from I-95 to I-495 so a construction crew could perform roadwork. At approximately 1:25 am a drunk driver attempted to drive around his patrol car.

      As he exited his vehicle to stop the car a second drunk driver crashed into the back of the first car, pushing it into Sergeant Weddleton, seriously injuring him. He was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

      Both drunk drivers were arrested and charged with numerous charges. The drunk driver in the second vehicle was charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide.

      Sergeant Weddleton had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 28 years. He is survived by his wife and four sons.

      Agency Contact Information
      Massachusetts State Police
      470 Worcester Road
      Framingham, MA 01702
      Phone: (508) 820-2300

      As always, prayers for the officer and family are welcomed.

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    • 20000

      9 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      On January 26, 2010, Chief Carl Worley of the Ross Township Police Department, Ohio suffered a fatal heart attack as he assisted other officers track a suspect into Hamilton. Officers on foot lost radio contact with the chief and started searching for him. They located him collapsed in his cruiser a short time later.

      Chief Worley had served with the Ross Township Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife.

      www.odmp.org/officer/20248-chief-of-police-carl-worley

      Chief Worley puts the number of officers killed in the line of duty at 20,000. Starting with Constable Darius Quimby of New York in 1791, we are averaging just under 100 officers killed in the line of duty each year.

      Please keep these officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers, and support law enforcement causes. These men and women put their lives on the line each day, and deserve nothing but the best from us in return.

    • Paul Harvey

      9 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      Policeman

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9-NcunsKc


      "A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, I guess. A mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.

      Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news. What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.

      Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit that uniform. And that' is a better average than you'd find among clergy!

      What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "pig" to his back

      He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.

      But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's a flirt;if not, he's a grouch.

      He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer.

      But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.

      The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.

      A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.

      A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.

      But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum leads to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.

      He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon who will get dealed out by a shameless Shamus, or an honorable who isn't honorable.

      The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman.

      And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary."

    • ODMP 2009

      9 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      www.odmp.org/year.php?year=2009

      the link above will direct you to the officers who lost their lives during 2009. They gave their lives protecting us so that we may live our lives freely. Please pay these officers the respect they deserve.

      We lost 120 men and women last year nationwide, putting us at a total of 19960 officers killed in the line of duty in america's history. that was down from 138 deaths in 2008, and down from 193 in 2007. Over the past decade, the US is still averaging around 150 officers who fall in the line of duty every year. Please keep all police, fire, and emts in your thoughts and prayers that they may be able to return home safely to their families once their shift concludes.

      To date this year, we have already lost 3 officers. please keep these officers families in mind.

      Job Opportunities
      No special requests for any particular departments
      www.policeone.com/careers/
      www.officer.com/jobs/
      www.theiacp.org/Jobs/tabid/73/Default.aspx
      www.jobsearch.monster.com/Search.aspx?brd=1&q=police%20officer&cy=us&lid=316&re=130

      There are a many websites that post police positions. If there is a particular website you would like posted as part of this section, please make mention of it in the comments section below!

    • News Update 5-22-09

      10 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      Hey all!

      I'm glad to see this group growing! It may be slow growth, but now that I've got a lot of things squared away, you should be on the lookout for more updates here!

      Officer Down
      Currently for this year:
      Line of duty deaths this month---------------------------------6
      Line of duty deaths this year ( 26% up from last year)-49
      Line of duty deaths this time last year----------------------39
      Line of duty deaths on this date in history-----------------54
      Line of duty deaths in America's history-------------19,709

      Since the last update, there was a tragic day in Philadelphia where 3 police officers lost their lives after being ambushed. Let us keep the families of those brave men of Philadelphia, along with the brave men of Oakland, and all the other officers who have been killed in the line of duty this year in our thoughts and prayers.

      Latest Line of Duty Death
      Trooper Kyle P. Barber
      North Carolina Highway Patrol
      North Carolina
      End of Watch: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

      Biographical Info
      Age: 46
      Tour of Duty: 24 years
      Badge Number: Not available

      Incident Details
      Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
      Date of Incident: Saturday, January 20, 2007
      Weapon Used: Not available
      Suspect Info: Not available

      Trooper Kyle Barber succumbed to complications of an injuries sustained two years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Barber was assisting another trooper who had stopped an ATV on a rural road in Wilkes County. During the stop the ATV rolled and pinned Trooper Barber against his patrol car, causing him to suffer major injuries.

      As a result of the injuries, Trooper Barber had undergone 10 surgeries and other treatment to his lower legs. He passed away from complication of the most recent surgery.

      Trooper Barber had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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      Thank you for your dedication and service to us all Trooper Barber. You will be missed.

      Job Opportunities
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      www.policeone.com/careers/
      www.officer.com/jobs/
      www.theiacp.org/Jobs/tabid/73/Default.aspx
      www.jobsearch.monster.com/Search.aspx?brd=1&q=police%20officer&cy=us&lid=316&re=130

      There are a many websites that post police positions. If there is a particular website you would like posted as part of this section, please make mention of it in the comments section below!

    • News Update 3-12-2009

      10 years ago

      Law Enforcement

      As the first news update of this group, I thought I'd explain briefly why this group was created.

      Law enforcement as we know is a brotherhood. To have the ability to connect with others in the same line of duty as ourselves is crucial for all of us if we are to grow. Those who are in the retirement phase have years of experience that beginning and veteran officers alike can benefit greatly from! Those who are in the beginning phase have a new tool through this group to network and begin understanding details of the job by interacting with veteran or retired officers! And active officers have the opportunity to learn from fellow officers, as well as have a place to relax, let off some steam, and mentor others!

      However, this group is only going to be beneficial if we all work together. In other words, we'll get out of this what we put into it.

      Officer Down
      Currently, there have been:
      Line of duty deaths this month-1
      Line of duty deaths this year ( down 38% from last year)-18
      Line of duty deaths this time last year-29
      Line of duty deaths on this date in history-49
      Line of duty deaths in America's history-19,599

      The latest line of duty death was Special Agent Paul M. Sorce of the FBI.
      Biographical Info
      Age: 44
      Tour of Duty: 18 years
      Badge Number: Not available

      Incident Details
      Cause of Death: Automobile accident
      Date of Incident: Monday, March 9, 2009
      Incident Location: Michigan

      Special Agent Paul Sorce was killed in an on duty automobile accident in Detroit, Michigan.
      After the collision, he was transported to St. John's Hospital, where he passed away.
      Agent Sorce had served with the FBI for 18 years and was assigned to the Detroit Field Office.

      www.odmp.org/officer/19829-special-agent-paul-m.-sorce

      Job Opportunities
      No special requests for any particular departments
      www.policeone.com/careers/
      http://officer.com/jobs/
      www.theiacp.org/Jobs/tabid/73/Default.aspx
      http://jobsearch.monster.com/Search.aspx?brd=1&q=police%20officer&cy=us&lid=316&re=130

      There are a many websites that post police positions. If there is a particular website you would like posted as part of this section, please make mention of it in the comments section below!

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