Honoring those who have died this year.
Line of Duty Deaths: 26
We would like to thank Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn for his recent leadership resulting in an increase in the number of new officers Denver will train this year from 44 to 85.
Some people know this about me; others do not. I have killed a man. This is not a confession; it is just fact. I have nothing to hide about it. I am not ashamed of the fact. I have no regrets about doing it. I was doing my job. At the time of your death, I was a police officer. And, you tried your best to kill me. I am the police officer that killed you.
Pando was forced to resign from the Denver Health Paramedic Division en lieu of termination because of a failed drug test. When it was proven that he failed the drug test because of a drug which was prescribed to him by the Denver Health Emergency Room, after he was assaulted by a spectator at a Broncos game, the hospital refused to change course.
WASHINGTON, DC – A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading national groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers.
When you pull open your car door or the front door to your home, you have a reasonable expectation of what awaits you. Every day is similar.
For cops, we arrive at every door never knowing what will happen next.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman honors DPD Sergeant Daniel Steele with the 2015 Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.
The conservative response is clear: While no one believes the police are perfect, on the whole they tend to use force appropriately to protect their own lives and the lives of others. National Review
An ill-conceived body camera program breeds distrust amongst community members and the officers expected to operate this important policing tool. Unfortunately, an ill-conceived body camera program is exactly what we face in the City of Denver. As a general matter, the Association supports the use of body cameras and believes that the use of this tool will further build trust between the community and its police officers.
Police in Denver are supposed to start using body cameras in just a few weeks. But the Denver Police Protective Association, which represents 1,300 officers, has filed a lawsuit against their implementation.
Someone vandalized the memorial in Denver’s City Park overnight for fallen Denver police officer Celena Hollis.
The Denver Fire Department fired Capt. Harold Johnson Tuesday claiming he behaved as a firehouse bully who mistreated firefighters under his command and was more concerned with making personal calls at work than with public safety.
Driver of car that struck Denver police officers on bikes faces sentence range from probation to nine years in prison.
During his 21 years in law enforcement, Cpl. Wayne Curry hasn't worried much about the approach of strangers. The Texas officer, like anyone who wears a badge, said he has had his share of run-ins with those who harbor a dislike of the police. But when people have stepped up to him, he said, it is "more likely they want to buy me dinner."
DENVER (CBS4) – The grown daughter of Denver’s Deputy Manager of Safety says her father, who is supposed to be an unbiased decision maker in police disciplinary cases, is a “hater of police” who “hates his job because he has to follow the rules and they’re always skewed towards cops,” according to information unearthed in a CBS4 investigation.
If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media
‘All cops are bastards!” “F**k cops!” “This is what white supremacy looks like!” On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police officers, who had gathered to pay tribute to Colorado’s honorable men and women in blue.
Seven Denver police officers were honored Thursday for courage for their roles in a gun battle and car chase that played out like an action movie.
DENVER (CBS4) – Former Denver Manager of Safety Fidel “Butch” Montoya has called on the current Deputy Manager of Safety, Jess Vigil, to resign after a CBS4 Investigation uncovered online comments from Vigil’s daughter saying her father hates the police officers whose disciplinary cases he is ruling on.
Relations between Denver police chief, officers sink amid protests
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. -James Allen
About 400 people waved American flags and cheered during a rally for police Saturday, a week after protesters dumped red paint on a memorial honoring Denver's fallen officers and desecrated a flag by yanking it to the ground.
Nick Rogers, president of the union that represents the majority of Denver's approximately 1,400 officers, said the chief's decision "empowers lawlessness"
Recently, the Chula Vista, California Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, "Community Policing." One of the civilian e-mail participants posed the following question:
"I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass people and get away with it?"
From the "other side" (the law enforcement side) Sgt. Bennett, obviously a cop with a sense of humor replied:
I want you to know that I see you. I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn’t your last.
An 87-year-old woman hit a state trooper's car while getting pulled over, setting off a chain reaction of kindness.
Protesters across the country have been shouting for “police reform.” But do they really know what truly reforming American law enforcement would entail — what it would cost? Do they know what they themselves would first need to bring to the table?
Maintaining the positive image of the police has always been a challenge since the days of the first known police force dating back to the 1800s. With the advent of social media, this challenge is amplified exponentially. At a moment’s notice, the misdeeds of one officer can go viral across the globe without any ability to mitigate or reconcile the damage.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Have you received a “free” airline travel voucher in the mail? Or a “VIP Invitation” to a “Special Lunch Event”? Does your invite suggest that you are one of the special few? “This is a great opportunity to join an exclusive members-only vacation club, just come to this short, lunchtime presentation. There’s no obligation!”
Two Denver police officers rescued a woman from inside a burning house Friday, the Denver Police Department said.
The police officer responding to Kristine A. Kirk's home was not allowed to speed or run through stop signs or red lights. The dispatcher did not tell the officer that Richard Kirk was hallucinating, asking his wife to shoot him and trying to grab a handgun at their Observatory Park home.
Metro State study questions if extended bar hours would cut Denver LoDo violence
If we use force it must be open to inspection. It needs to be looked at and, at times, investigated. That being said, here’s what I strongly believe: Anyone who’s going to sit in that judgment better know what the hell they’re talking about! This isn’t a damn football game, this is life and death, literally.