Hiding in Plain Sight

by Captain Robert Cubby (retired) Jersey City (NJ) Police Department Once again, we hear about another officer killed in the line of duty. We mourn the loss of Police Officer Randolph Holder of the New York City Police Department whose end of watch was October 20, 2015. May he rest in peace. I have attended … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight

Dealing with a Line of Duty Death – A Police Officer’s Perspective

by Maryanne Pope The following interview took place on Oct 26th, 2014 between Maryanne Pope (Constable John Petropoulos’ widow and author of the Crossing the Line blog series) and Rick Gardner, who was John’s Sergeant and close friend at the time of his death. [Calgary Police Service Recruit Class #117: Constable John Petropoulos (centre) of … Continue reading Dealing with a Line of Duty Death – A Police Officer’s Perspective

In the Line of Duty

by Maryanne Pope The above photo was taken in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday September 29th, 2013, at the annual Alberta Peace and Police Officer’s Memorial Service. Since the service that year fell on the actual 13th anniversary of John’s death, he was the officer highlighted. From left to right are: Cliff O’Brien (Calgary Police Service), … Continue reading In the Line of Duty

Fallen Officer’s Items Returned to Widow After Decade in Police Property Room

by Maryanne Pope When I was back in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta in May 2011, I met up with Darren, the police officer who was with my husband, John, the night he died in September 2000. Darren was the K-9 officer who went into the warehouse with John, also a police officer, to investigate … Continue reading Fallen Officer’s Items Returned to Widow After Decade in Police Property Room

Not Today, Brother, Not on My Watch

by Jason Zangara Sunday 9-9-2012 I was sitting in my marked West Palm Beach police car, X-291, in the 3300 block of Village Boulevard. I was working on the new Telestaff system, getting familiar with this state of the art software. I had all my windows down on the car, a very calming and strong … Continue reading Not Today, Brother, Not on My Watch