Tag Archives: law enforcement

The World As We Knew It: Untold Stories

For many, September 11, 2001 was the end of the world as they knew it. Suddenly, the entire country faced the reality babyboomers knew since grade school. Some parts of the world hate the United States. Admittedly, it was unsettling … Continue reading

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Of Life and Limb

An online dialogue between some old cops reminded this old cop of an incident from the early days of my law enforcement career.  This particular episode of my time in the field was dangerous, amusing, and are-you-kidding-me all in one … Continue reading

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Of Peacemakers and Padres

A bit over a year ago, Engage Your Brain was published on An Old Sinner’s Place.  It was my response to someone injecting their understanding of theology into a discussion unnecessarily. Not only was the comment unnecessary, but it was, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time . . . special deputy

Writing “Once Upon a Time . . . the news” reminded me of something only other old cops might fully appreciate. Still, I thought it might be fun to share, as it highlights a tiny bit of Fort Worth history … 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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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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Ahmed and His Clock

Now that most of the uproar is over, perhaps it would be possible to talk about the brouhaha in Irving, Texas with a little objectivity. First, to make it clear, OneOldCop does not care whether this young man was naive, … 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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