Pandemic-fueled domestic violence leads to homicide spike in Colorado’s…

Peter Walker was cooking in his downtown Colorado Springs home midafternoon on New Year’s Day 2020, when his housemate stuck a 2½-inch blade of a Leatherman multitool into his stomach. He was brought to the hospital, where he died of the stab wound about two hours later, an autopsy showed. Matthew Morrow was killed Dec.

Three people shot in Denver overnight Friday

All three individuals sustained injuries not believed to be life-threatening Three people were shot and injured in Denver early Saturday, police said. Just after 2 a.m., police announced a double shooting on the 3500 block of South Harlan Street in southwest Denver. A man and woman were transported to a hospital with wounds not believed

Federal Court Upholds Facebook Discipline

Ariel Lindsay has been a Cook County, Illinois deputy sheriff since 2004, and was assigned to the Court Services Unit in the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. From July 6, 2016, through July 8, 2016, Lindsay made several posts to her Facebook account. Those posts referenced the July 2016 shooting of police officers in Dallas,

Houston District Fire Chief Loses Social Media Case

He thought because he “made a post in a private social media group” he was safe, but he was wrong.   Steven Dunbar, a District Chief for the Houston Fire Department (HFD), made a post in a private social media group for HFD firefighters in July 2019. Discussing a transfer opportunity HFD had posted the month

Pre-1996 Vacation Payback

DPD Human Resources conducted an audit of vacation time and as a result, officers hired prior to 1996, who were forced to take vacation immediately upon graduation from the Academy, and prior to having accrued any time, were being told this “forced” vacation would have to be paid back upon separation or retirement from the

Denver Mayor Hancock appoints interim law enforcement watchdog

Independent Monitor Nick Mitchell resigned last month Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Gregg Crittenden on Monday to serve as the interim police watchdog while city officials search for a permanent replacement, according to a release. The appointment bumps Crittenden up from his former position of senior deputy monitor under former Independent Monitor Nick Mitchell, who resigned

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY – JANUARY 9

For a while the United States’ idea of law enforcement was fairly loose. The Wild West was, well, wild. And most states and cities didn’t consider emergency services like firefighters and police officers to be necessary until much later than most would think. In the mid 1800s, most law enforcement was carried out in the

WHAT IS THE RULE OF 80? (Summary By FPPA)(Effective…

This provision provides for a normal retirement as early as age 50, if a member’s combined years of service and age totals 80 or more. In order to fund the Rule of 80, a corresponding 1% increase in employer contributions will be implemented (0.5% per year over two years) in 2029 and 2030. Under this

2020 Drawing Recipients

Loyalty Drawing $500 Jarrod Tinnin $500 is awarded every December to one lucky member who has attended one or more monthly membership meetings.  The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win! Shield 616 Kits Humberto Marquez, Jr. #05158 Dave Bourgeois #97035 Josh Vance #13044 The Shield616 kit is drawn monthly and

Denver police work to solve 47-year-old cold-case homicide

DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department is still investigating a 47-year-old cold case involving a Colorado state trooper who was found shot and killed in his patrol car. On Dec. 27, 1973, Thomas “Tom” Carpenter was seen around 9 a.m. on the westbound on-ramp from Broadway to the Boulder Turnpike. It was reported that