I Was Not Able to Protect My Daughter

by Peggy Sweeney The Sweeney Alliance Author’s Note: Several years ago, a detective from a metropolitan police department sent me an email concerning the death of his 17-year-old daughter. She had been brutally murdered by her boyfriend and the anniversary of her death was fast approaching. Vince was struggling with several grief issues, one of which was … Continue reading I Was Not Able to Protect My Daughter

There Are No Winners

by Sgt Robert Ruth City of Saginaw (MI) Police Department Editor’s Note: Sgt Ruth shares his story of how the murder of his friend and co-worker’s teenage daughter changed the dynamics of being a police officer. I have put a lot of thought into what has happened to Vince Sanchez over the past 13 years. … Continue reading There Are No Winners

Twelve Years Later, the Healing Continues

by Vince Sanchez Editor’s Note: In the May issue, I featured a story about the murder of Vince’s daughter, Coco: I Was Not Able to Protect My Daughter. Today, he shares some of what he has learned on his journey through grief. There is no stopping grief. If you try to fight it or ignore it, grief … Continue reading Twelve Years Later, the Healing Continues

My Greatest Fear Was Failure

by James Livingston Detective, City of Saginaw (MI) Police Department Editor’s Note: Last month, we featured a story about the murder of Vince Sanchez’s daughter, I Was Not Able to Protect My Daughter. I asked if anyone from his department would like to share their story of how this death changed the dynamics of being a police officer that … Continue reading My Greatest Fear Was Failure

“They are alright now”

by Daniel Garvin, EMT-P Urgence Sante, Montreal, Quebec, Canada What in God’s name happened? That was the question that kept on surfacing from the jumbled mind of my partner the day we responded to a triple homicide in a small home  What in God’s name happened? That was the question that kept on surfacing from … Continue reading “They are alright now”