Author Archives: Mike the Cop

So You Wanna Be A Cop?

“What advice would you give to someone considering a career in law enforcement, especially in today’s climate?” This question is one of the more common one’s I am asked from our active Facebook Community Page.  While an exhaustive list of … Continue reading

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You Are Entitled To Be Wrong

“I’m entitled to my opinion”… …not a surprising line in today’s culture of unearned and unnecessary entitlements, along with the constant faux expressions of outrage or offense over ideas and situations that people, in reality, give very very little thought … Continue reading

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Lessons in Losing a Brother

News of an officer involved shooting cut through the rest of the morning talk-radio chatter on the drive to work.  Most of the other officers at the department had also heard the news, but the disposition was unknown.  We all hoped … Continue reading

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Exposing 3 Myths of Police Suicide

  In the United States, a police officer dies in the line of duty roughly every 58 hours. At the time of originally writing this in 2014 the total had reached 100 – a 22% increase over the same time the … Continue reading

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Will Stack Survives a Traffic Stop

After a recent traffic stop in Lexington, Will Stack decided to share his thoughts on how the encounter went and why he doesn’t believe all officers are crooked and that it shouldn’t be about race.  Will Stack’s Police Video went “viral” … Continue reading

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The Cop Hater’s Dilemma

Cop haters are a special collection of illogical people whose ideas about the world and their expectations of law enforcement are grossly inconsistent.  I’ve found that if you can actually get a cop hater to talk to you without simply … Continue reading

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3 Joys of the Job Cops Should Embrace and Non-Cops Should Know About

“Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that … Continue reading

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