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JUL 2019

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44 POLICE JULY 2019 ARRIVE ALIVE I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED DOUG W YLLIE'S GUEST EDITORIAL "Arrive Alive" in the May issue. It was appropriate and time- less. As I write this, the local TV news is covering the death of a young deputy due to a single-vehicle crash while re- sponding to a burglary call. Car into a tree...trees always win. e vehicle was practically shredded. I'm remembering the wise advice re- ceived from the academy instructors, "If you don't get there you can't help any- one." It is so tempting for young officers to test their own limitations as well as the limitations of their newly issued V8 cruisers when finally cut loose to patrol on their own. It will continue to happen; sad but true. Scott Flowers Via PoliceMag.com GREAT COPS ARE BOTH HELPERS AND WARRIORS EDITOR DAVID GRIFFITH IS CORRECT. As stated in his editorial's title, "Great Cops Are Both Helpers and Warriors." A competent police officer can sort out complex social is- sues, find the best option, and implement action to stabilize— or if fortune smiles, solve—the prob- lem. For the only government employee standing knee deep in a problem at 3:00 a.m. on Christmas will be a young man or woman dressed in a police uniform. is police-social worker must have the knowledge, skills, and ability to pivot on a dime, firmly plant his or her feet, and enforce the law. As tragic as it is, police officers on oc- casion are left with no option but to use necessary and reasonable force. Ron McBride Via PoliceMag.com FORMER SRO ARRESTED OVER PARKLAND MASSACRE I WANT TO RESPOND to the news story on PoliceMag.com, "Former SRO Arrest- ed for Multiple Counts Over Parkland Massacre." While the Coward of Bro- ward was definitely wrong not to do his job, courts have held time and time again that law enforcement has no legal duty to act, so this simply seems like grandstand- ing on the part of the feds. Peterson has to live with the knowl- edge he is a coward and didn't do his job to save lives. at is worse than any- thing the feds can do to him. jojo Via PoliceMag.com I AGREE, but filing charges? Since when is your job performance a crime? Excop Dave Via PoliceMag.com FEEDBACK TO OUR READERS SEND POLICE YOUR COMMENTS: We want to hear your comments about POLICE and what's going on in law enforcement. Send your letters in any of the following ways. E-mail: Melanie.Basich@PoliceMag.com Fax: 310-533-2507 Mail: POLICE Magazine Attn: Letters to the Editor 3520 Challenger Street Torrance, CA 90503 Online: PoliceMag.com AD INDEX Aimpoint Inc. 8 aimpoint.us/onepro Axon Enterprise Inc. BC axon.com/taser-7 Blackhawk 31 policemag.com/contest Central Police Supply 34 centralpolice.com Copquest Inc. 45 copquest.com/custom COPS Office Training Portal 27, 43 copstrainingportal.org Dodge Law 2-3 fcausfleet.com/law-enforcement-vehicles.html DQE Inc. 31 policemag.com/contest ePolicesupply.com 45 epolicesupply.com Exude OD40 Gen II Illuminator by Optical Dynamics 31 policemag.com/contest First Line Technology 31 policemag.com/contest Ford Motor Company 13 ford.com/police-vehicles/hybrid-utility Guntrac LLC (APB360) 15 apb360.com/le Hardwire LLC 9 hardwirellc.com Holosun 35 holosun.com Invisio Communications Inc. 31 policemag.com/contest John Jones Police Pursuit Vehicles 23 policepursuitvehicles.com JP Enterprises Inc. 7 jprifles.com/le JW Fishers Mfg. Inc. 32 jwfishers.com Leonardo/Elsag ALPR Systems 19 leonardocompany-us.com Mutualink Inc. 21 mutualink.net National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 45 lawenforcementmuseum.org Northwestern University | Center for Public Safety 11 nucps.northwestern.edu NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division 29 nrale.org NRA National Police Shooting Championships 17 npsc.nra.org OC Fair & Events Center 37 ocfair.com/deals Patriot Ordnance Factory 15 pof-usa.com POLICE Magazine's GO Bag Contest 31 policemag.com/contest Police Technology eXchange (PTX) 39 policetechnologyexchange.com PowerDMS Inc. 1 powerdms.com/training Reeves Co. 45 reevesnamepins.com Sirchie IBC sirchie.com Springfield Armory 31 policemag.com/contest StatGear 31 policemag.com/contest Vertx 31 policemag.com/contest Voodoo Tactical IFC voodootactical.com Watchguard Video 5 watchguardvideo.com/body-cameras/as-a-service Winning Mind Seminars 37 jdbucksavage.com WoodmenLife 33 woodmenlife.org ADVERTISERS PAGE NO. URL The Advertisers' Index is provided as a courtesy to POLICE advertisers. The publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.

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