Did you know…..

For many years the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association (DCCOPA.org) has met 11 times a year to discuss important law enforcement topics.  Topics this year have included legislative updates, Community Restorative Courts, Reach a Child group, MACH, community relations, round table discussions with Leader of Color, Law Enforcement Death Response Team, Special Olympics and other topics throughout the year.  Every May we take a group photo.  Dane County has 27 law enforcement agencies?  Can you name them all?  They are; Belleville Police Dept, Blue Mounds Police Dept, Brooklyn Police Dept, Cottage Grove Police Dept, Cross Plains Police Dept, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Dane Police Dept, De Forest … Continue reading Did you know…..

Another violent law enforcement death

I pray this is the last violent law enforcement death I post this year!  I have made this statement in the past.  “Twenty years ago people would fight with the police to get away.  Now, they fight with the police to kill us.”  This is an example of such an incident.  After being shot Corporal Ballard ran from the suspect to get cover.  The suspect chased him and shot him numerous times instead of continuing to run away.  This man was only 32 years old and had a wife and young daughter.  Makes me want to cry…. My condolences and … Continue reading Another violent law enforcement death

Puerto Rico law enforcement agent killed

A “simple” traffic stop leads to an officers death.  If you wonder why officers are “on their toes” when you are stopped this is why.  All of us know that a simple traffic stop can lead easily lead to a life and death situation.  My condolences and prayers to Officer Delos Santos-Barbosa’s family and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Chief Gregory Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier following a vehicle pursuit in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He and three other officers attempted to stop a vehicle for having illegal window tint. The driver, who was … Continue reading Puerto Rico law enforcement agent killed