Blessed with new friends along the way

John Kerry has been a vital volunteer in promoting our Thibodaux Police Department’s social media strategy.
Blessed with new friends along the way

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A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann poses for a photograph in his office in Washington, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A veteran police officer says both the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath in Ferguson point to the need for conversation about police and community in the U.S.

Jim Bueermann is president of the Police Foundation, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group that supports innovation and improvement in policing. Bueerman worked for the police department in Redlands, California, for 33 years, serving in every position, including as chief of police.

Bueermann tells Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer that policing is a joint activity in which the community is a necessary partner, and police departments need to reflect the communities they serve.

He warns against prejudging in the Michael Brown case, saying that even unarmed civilians can be dangerous and that the public should wait for a full investigation of what happened.

But, Bueermann says once the shooting happened, officials should have been much more transparent about the case.


A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson


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Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

Are you speaking encouraging words? I love to be encouraged and I need encouragement. And I will be honest with you – I don’t like to be around discouraging people, but sometimes I have to. It comes with the territory. The fleas come with the dog.


Discouragement opens the door for other sins and failures. II Corinthians 1:2-4 says, “Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

Comfort is the same word for consolation or encouragement. God is the God of all encouragement. The devil is the sinister minister of discouragement. Discouragement is a major cause of failure.

Former pro-football player Bill Glass was preaching to one thousand inmates one day and he said, “I want to ask you a question. How many of you had a father who told you, ‘One of these days, you’re going to end up in prison’?” Almost every one of them lifted his hand.

Oh, how these men needed encouragement. How about you? God is the God of all encouragement.

Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers

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Fit by 50 / wk 5

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Seems like someone is always celebrating a birthday at the Thibodaux Police Department. This week was my Administrative Assistant’s special day. She’s been every Chief of Police’s Admin for the last 38 yrs. Happy Birthday Kim Robicheaux. Lori Cortex, the super cool lady in green has a birthday this weekend – Happy b-day to you too.

How does an office birthday party factor into a Fit by 50 post?

You got it… Cake. Not just one deliciously moist slice, but two. I would’ve gone for a third, but someone said something about sharing.

I’m not competing for Mr. America, so I’m not sweating the cake. Sweets are also no longer a part of my regular diet. But you gotta celebrate the special moments in life.

Helping my decision was that I blasted a crossfit workout before sunrise. I’m loving the structured high-intensity sessions monitored by a trained instructor. Amazing how the mind effects performance – I’ve learned that when “I Can’t”, becomes “I Can” – then I’m truly on the road to rocking 50.

So, you can have your cake and eat it too. By the way, who came up with that saying? How insane to expect someone with cake to not eat it. Just not every day okay?

Big News:

What does the Warrior Dash, a NYT Best Selling Author, Cops-n-Kilts, and kicking cancer in the can have to do with each other?

Answer – Next week


1. Maintain sensible diet {Check + cake}

2. Exercise at least 4 times next week {Check}

3. Buy new scale but not obsess over readings. {Scale? Don’t bother with it}

4. Encourage you to join me and share experience and commitments. {Come on, I know you’re out there}

5. Be positive about the quest for fitness. {Check – easy to be positive about feeling loose, limber and healthy}

6. Don’t skin shins during box jumps (Okay, so I threw in a WOD term) {No box jumps this week, so I was safe}


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Dr. Drew Interview

This was a difficult time for our city, but thankful for close community and respectful media coverage.



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K9 Swagger

K-9 handlers share a special bond with their partners. They even take them to the agency awards banquet.
K9 Swagger


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Fit by 50 / wk 4


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Week 4. Really, week 4 already. That only leaves XX weeks until the Big 50. Whose counting anyway.

A funny thing happened at crossfit this week. Actually several things happened, but I’ll keep hush on those. We worked to find our max weight in squats.

That means how much weight can you lay across the back of your shoulders and scream while you bend down and back up. People take pride loading the bar with heavy plates until it bends. It’s all really very cool – or at least it was 20 years ago.

Mind you, I had spinal surgery this March – Titanium and all. But hey, it’s what us dudes do. I loaded the bar, set my shoulders, pressed upward. What in the world was I doing? The sensible side of exercising kicked in at the last moment, but I was close.

No matter, we hammered a 2000 meter rowing machine and then fell out on the matt like any respectable mature man would do.

What did I accomplish this week? Boundaries.

This doesn’t mean limits to great exercises, but it does mean there are somethings that I shouldn’t do. Was my ego bruised a bit? I’d be fibbing if I said no. Bonus was that I did go on to enjoy a great supper out with family and friends that night without injury or pain. See? I’ve evolved.



1. Maintain sensible diet {I SLID a bit}

2. Exercise at least 4 times next week {Check ++}

3. Buy new scale but not obsess over readings. {No, not yet}

4. Encourage you to join me and share experience and commitments. {Check}

5. Be positive about the quest for fitness. {Check}

6. Don’t get all Fan Boy over crossfit. {Check. Kidding, I’m still enjoying pushing my mind beyond my physical abilities}

What are your goals and victories?




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