Category Archives: Police

Words Matter!

Many people in OneOldCop’s generation grew up hearing,“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This, or some variation of it, was a standard response from parents and others when a child came home crying … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

President Trump’s critics love to hammer him over his “xenophobic” tendencies. They claim his efforts to control the number of questionable refugees and illegal immigrants entering the country are the products of his bigotry and hate. When confronted with evidence … Continue reading

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Of Cops and Push-ups

Social media posts and news stories about police officers are a dime a dozen these days. They range from stories and comments about alleged police misconduct to feel good stories about cops saving the day or making someone’s day. Regardless … Continue reading

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Badge Heavy

Badge heavy was not a complimentary term when OneOldCop worked the streets. It normally meant an officer who was carried away with the power behind the badge, using it inappropriately. That is not the way the term is being used … Continue reading

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In Light of the Times

  The world today is a target rich environment for a writer.  OneOldCop can spend time on the treadmill or stationary bike watching the morning shows and have twenty ideas about hot topics by the time workout is over.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Defanged and Despised?

OneOldCop is not surprised with the level of distrust and animosity being shown toward police officers today. As noted in “Of Chaos and Politics” this is nothing new. Over the last few decades, police officers have watched animosity toward and … Continue reading

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Of Chaos and Politics

OneOldCop would like to say he was surprised by the chaos that has overtaken the United States since the Ferguson, Missouri incident in August 2014. Unfortunately, of all the feelings generated by what is happening in the country today, surprise … Continue reading

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Rights, Exercise With Caution

The dialogue surrounding the possible passage of an open carry law in Texas reminds OneOldCop of a question moms loved to ask once upon a time. Kids would come running in asking to do something foolish, and mom would say, “No!” … Continue reading

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Not So Silent Night

On Christmas Eve 1914 something special happened. German and British troops stopped fighting and killing each other for a few hours. Their actions became the stuff of legends and war stories told over and over to children, grandchildren, and others. … Continue reading

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19 somethin’ 

Country recording artist Mark Wills released the song “19 somethin’” in 2002. It was an homage to the ‘70s and ‘80s as seen through the eyes of a young man. A young man who grew up playing Pac-Man and watching … Continue reading

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