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

The First Responders Mental Health Stigma: Can It Be Changed?

by Renee Fox Police Officer Suicide. What does that word mean to you? Do you think it would change if someone close to you died by suicide? Think about that for a minute. Think about if you worked in a high stress job day in and day out with the training and conditioning to believe … Continue reading The First Responders Mental Health Stigma: Can It Be Changed?

Jane

by Robert Cubby I am reminded of an experience that took place at a police funeral and the aftermath, the loss of an officer to suicide. It was December 2005. We lost two officers in a motor vehicle accident where their emergency services truck drove off an open drawbridge in dense fog on Christmas night. … Continue reading Jane

Project Blue Light Memorial Ride – Ride For Honor

by Vincent Gibson First annual Project Blue Light Memorial Ride - Ride For Honor Date: July 13th Time 10:00 am Place - Philadelphia, PA Location - the ride will start at the Philadelphia Police Academy located at 8501 State Road in North East Philadelphia and will end 27 miles away at South Detectives, 24th & … Continue reading Project Blue Light Memorial Ride – Ride For Honor

We Are Not Damaged Goods (officer PTSD)

by Rick Neeley In 2006, my best friend and fellow police officer committed suicide while he was on the phone with Rick. I viewed the in-car camera footage of him shooting himself which lead to the onset of PTSD. I lasted on the department another six months, and have struggled through PTSD which has led … Continue reading We Are Not Damaged Goods (officer PTSD)