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[Opinion] The Modern Day Camelot: Police Mounted Units

King Arthur’s Camelot.  A time when righteousness and valor reigned supreme. The fictional king and his legendary knights mounted their glorious steeds to slay monsters of lore and rescue damsels in distress.  Now, fast-forward several centuries and let’s take a look at something real. America.  This modern day “Camelot” has fallen on hard times. It …

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What Cops Don’t Tell You – The Secrets of Police Work: 3 of 3

Part III This is the final part of the three piece series, focusing on the secrets of police work.  Click on the following links if you missed parts one or two. Respect is earned, not given. Just because you have a gun and a badge, does not mean the people you encounter will respect you. …

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What Cops Don’t Tell You – The Secrets of Police Work: 2 of 3

PART II I focused the second part of this series on the everyday type of calls and interactions police officers endure on a shift. I see dead people…often. If you don’t handle death well, you probably shouldn’t apply to be a police officer.  At least once or twice a week, you will handle a death …

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What Cops Don’t tell You – The Secrets of Police Work: Part 1

I am writing this three-part series as an informational guide for those who have never served in law enforcement or are thinking about pursuing the career. It’s not meant to be an excuse for the actions of officers, nor is it meant to be a grandiose piece dedicated to the exaltation of the job; although …

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