POLICE AS HEROES AND FRIENDS Giving credit where it’s due Summary of Links on this Page: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/health/beyond-the-call-huff/index.html?eref=rss_health http://www.live5news.com/story/32133211/president-awards-medal-of-valor-to-heroic-police-officer http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/category/police-officerhero/ https://www.policeone.com/police-heroes/links/ https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/445839006-9-steps-to-keeping-your-cop-ethics-in-check/ Police Make a Difference - Not Always Respected or Appreciated Not avoiding or ignoring systems-wide police problems with a possible top-down conspiracy, how are police often heroes and when do they do nice things?  How many times do nice things happen with little or no recognition?  In addition, how often are police themselves victims just for doing their jobs, as in the line of duty or being in the wrong place at the wrong time?  How many are targets of hate crimes or retaliation?  How many people treat them with contempt just for being officers? Discusson on Police Ethics Police One: (2017/10/31)By Kevin Earl, P1 Contributor https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/445839006-9-steps-to-keeping-your-cop-ethics-in-check/ Excerpt:We often read about police officers who destroy their careers through ethical lapses that make us ask, “What the hell were they thinking?” The answer is they were not thinking with an ethical survival mindset. Going home safely to our families and loved ones is the priority for all law enforcement personnel, and the need for officer survival training is clear. However, are we preparing ourselves on a daily basis for ethical survival? If complacency can kill us physically, what role does ethical complacency play in ending careers? These are the questions that only you – the officer – can answer. WHAT IS ETHICAL SURVIVAL? Developing an ethical survival mindset has the potential to save your reputation, your career and your life. (Photo/Pixabay) Developing an ethical survival mindset has the potential to save your reputation, your career and your life. (Photo/Pixabay) RELATED ARTICLES Ethics in leadership: Applying Aristotle in police work Ethical dilemmas cops face daily Situational ethics and the moral chaos of modern policing Survival is defined as continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal or difficult circumstance. An officer survival mindset focuses on a cop’s physical and mental safety and survival. This mindset is built through training, field experience and personal practice. Ethical survival takes a different approach from officer survival, as it is aimed at saving an officer’s career. Ethical survival focuses on personal accountability, a conscious recognition of potential ethical challenges, and the development of personal ethical strengths required to overcome the adverse and unusual ethical dilemmas police officers encounter. This definition is predicated on an acceptance that officers are fallible and, over time, can become https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/445839006-9-steps-to-keeping-your-cop-ethics-in-check/  Example of KOD - KIilled in Line of Duty Three officers killed in line of duty - PIttsburg https://www.policeone.com/police-heroes/links/ http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/category/police-officerhero/ Excerpt: Huff Medal of Honor from Obama saving two year old held hostage in grocery store OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (CNN) - Oklahoma police officer Maj. David Huff was recently honored with the Medal of Valor by President Barack Obama after saving a young girl's life three years ago.  Zoe Keating, then only 2 years old, was held hostage at knife point inside an Oklahoma grocery store. Keating's assailant began counting down from 60 and said that he would kill her if he reached zero.  Huff explained how he was able to use his negotiation skills with the suspect to end the situation and save Keating's life.  "He was in this manic state where he was basically just blurting out statements," Huff said. "I say, 'Look Sammy, she's not scared of you.'" http://www.live5news.com/story/32133211/president-awards-medal-of-valor-to-heroic-police-officer http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/health/beyond-the-call-huff/index.html?eref=rss_health Valor rewarded Dubois situation.  Male rooke Dubois saves female partner Hill’s life during a razor blade attack by a woman. Excerpt: "I could see her hand in his face. Blood was shooting out everywhere," Hill recalled. "She was determined that she was going to get me. She got right up in my face...she was inches away from me and he jumped in front of me. She starting gouging him. It was crazy....Everything happened so fast." http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/02/25/acts-courage-ordinary-extraordinary-michigan/24025003/ http://www.newbernsj.com/news/20160601/valor-rewarded Excerpt from Kardasz.org by Kevin Caruso (Ethics Training for Law Enforcement): Kindness, Bravery and Courage.  Law enforcement officers are sometimes criticized and ridiculed for their misdeeds. They seldom receive sufficient praise for their meritorious work. Most officers act in accordance with their code of ethics at all times. Much is made of their misdeeds, and little is made of their exemplary service.  This page chronicles law enforcement acts of kindness, bravery and courage.  One of the stories talks about no rounds fired, no ammunition used during an altercation between officeres and a man who pulled a gun on them: “Officers Agati and Hozempa followed him through the house and then outside to the driveway. It was there that Dixon turned around and pointed a loaded shotgun toward Officer Agati. Officer Hozempa then charged at Dixon, who then pointed the gun at him. Officer Hozempa grabbed the barrel of the shotgun and then both officers wrestled him to the ground and subdued him. “My training took over,” Officer Hozempa said. “Everything happened in an instant.” “Because of their actions, these two officers are still alive and so is Mr. Dixon,” said Chief Korutz. Dixon had several shotguns, rifles, and knives in the house, as well as over 45,000 rounds of ammunition.  What could have been a horrible tragedy, with several deaths, ended up as an incident in which no rounds were fired and no one was injured.” http://www.kardasz.org/kindness.html Retrieved 06/08/2016 updates: 2018/12/31 added Police One on Ethics Survival 06/08/2016
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