Mission Possible: TPD Accepts the ALS Ice Water Challenge

I’ve been challenged by numerous fantastically caring people over the last several weeks. We sat in a light-hearted brainstorming session this week to create a response video. Within 15 minutes the imaginative group of officers took a simple idea and ran with it.

More pleasing to me as their Chief of Police was that everyone dropped their guard to join in. Even if it meant making fun of themselves. It was for a cause greater than anyone of us.

In this era of selectively contentious judgement of policing organizations, it’s a blessing to watch the walls come down between the community and us. Even if it means good intentioned kidding.

Enjoy the video – you’ll not see another like it, and most importantly, be inspired to do something for someone other than those within your circles. Take a chance, get to know your world.

Please share the word and this post.

Thanks,

Scott

Mission Possible: TPD Accepts the ALS Ice Water Challenge

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FIT x 50 – wk 6

2014-08-12 11.55.12Ahhhhhh —Youth.

I get a kick out of the officers willingness to show me how far I’ve yet to go for reaching my fitness goals. Although, surrounding yourself with positive, health focused peers provides the motivation and accountability elements that lead to a sustained life change.

I’ve been athletic my entire life, but rarely combined exercise and diet. I’m trying, but not so much of late. Good intentions with a poor roadmap will still lead you down a dead-end.

Still killing the crossfit though. Ever heard of Filthy Fifty?? Me neither – until this week. I thought it was a senior citizens’ burlesques show. It was 10 exercises with 50 reps for each. I’m no math major, but that’s around 498 to 502 reps total.

You know the beauty of doing it? The point when I hunched before that 24 inch tall metal box. The narrow top was where both feet would land – 50 TIMES. It got smaller as I got weaker. Then my “I can’t” turned into “I Can.” So I did, and then kept going on with the rest of the workout.

This isn’t a promo for Xfit, it’s a constant reminder that if you show up, shut up and never give up – you not only can, but YOU WILL.

Giving myself a bit of a mini vacation last weekend, I wasn’t as dork-ball paranoid about hanging by a pool. I actually had a great time with family and friends

2014-08-23 19.57.57FYI – I’m the guy on the left.

 

Goals:

1. Maintain sensible diet {Check}

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. {Share what was your favorite exercise this week}

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) {Rocked box jumps, not tooooo old to do it}

 

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 – Super Author Liliana Hart is sponsoring a team fundraiser for the October 11th Warrior Dash. She will post a link in September for donations. Each of us on the team have been affected by cancer in one way or another.

In addition to pink kilts worn by the cops, and the “outfits” worn by the readers and writers of our team, we’ll record the cruelty with GoPro cameras. The links will be posted after 4 laughter.

 

FIT x 50 – wk 6

 

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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.

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A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

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Encouraging

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.

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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.

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Fit by 50 / wk 5

2014-08-20 15.06.38

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

Goals:

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.

 

 

http://www.fox8live.com/story/23140346/remembering-jori-lirette-on-anniversary-of-his-murder

 

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