Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

by Erica Jordan By the time I was a junior in high school, I knew that I was going to be a police officer. My sense of right and wrong had always been strong, and I was the one who often stood between bullies and the bullied. I knew without a doubt that this was … Continue reading Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

Haunting the Holidays

by Kelly Clark-Bentley What do family gatherings, turkey and ham, pies and cookies, shopping, endless commercials of holiday events and cheer and the ever so popular Hallmark Channel specials all have in common? If you said “the holidays” you would be right. But what happens when your view of the hustle and bustle is not … Continue reading Haunting the Holidays

Trooper Tells Story of Depression and How He Escaped It

by PoliceOne News Editor Lindsay Gebhart Trooper Thomas A. Peoples, 31, began February 7, 1998, like many other days – at the Hallmark Restaurant eating breakfast with a few friends. Traffic in Killeen, Texas, would prove to be kind of quiet busy that morning. A small accident, a traffic ticket – little to note. Shortly … Continue reading Trooper Tells Story of Depression and How He Escaped It