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10-CODE: Written by Cops Honoring the Ultimate Sacrifice

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“It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”

10-CODE is the first-ever anthology of stories written by 10 real-life cops honoring officers killed in the line of duty. Each author donated a fictional short story so that 100% of proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in Washington, DC.

The authors, also sworn law enforcement officers have dedicated their respective works to a personal friend who has paid the ultimate sacrifice. While the stories may not recount the actual events, each author expressed the pain of reliving the loss of fellow officers.

New York Times best-selling author John Gilstrap’s heart-felt Foreword pays tribute to the service and sacrifices of our nation’s finest. NLEOMF CEO and President, Mr. Craig Floyd also promotes the Police Memorial’s support of 10-CODE by contributing the book’s Dedication.

Sworn Officers Kathy Bennett, Michael A. Black, Robin Burcell, Marco Conelli, Suzie Ivy, Rick McMahan, David Putnam, Mike Roche, Scott Silverii and David Swords selflessly donated their talents to honor the Fallen.

Paying homage to those who have sacrificed so we may know continued freedom is vital as a society. Showing respect and humanity for the loss of those who served is the purpose of 10-CODE.

Please support their legacy of service by ordering your copy today.

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Honor Law Enforcement’s Legacy

What is the 10-Code project?

This is a first-ever collection of current & retired law enforcement officers who also happen to be published authors. Each donated their time and talent by creating original fictional stories based on a line of duty death.

10-Code is working with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to donate all proceeds to the Memorial. Every copy that you purchase goes toward honoring the legacy of officers killed in the line of duty.

Please pass this along and ask your friends and families to buy their copy today. Besides being a great cause, there are 10 great stories written by the authors who know cops best – other cops.

Please support their legacy of service by ordering your copy today.
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Gun Technology for Cops

Should gun owners be required to apply this technology?

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak, whose agency is among two testing the technology, said it will allow the sheriff’s office to see whether deputies are in trouble and unable to ask for assistance.

“That’s the worst nightmare for any police officer in the field,” he said.

The system will not include a remote disabling mechanism. Yardarm was pursuing that technology and demonstrated it at a conference in Las Vegas last year, but it has since abandoned that effort, according to the Capitola, California,-based company’s marketing vice president, Jim Schaff.

Yardarm’s system would have triggered an alarm on an owner’s cellphone if a gun had been moved, and the owner would then have been able to hit a button to activate the safety and disable the weapon.

Schaff would not say exactly why the company gave up on remotely disabling guns. Gun rights advocates have raised serious concerns that so-called smart gun technology could be used to limit their access to weapons.

The developers insist their latest technology is not creating a smart gun, but rather is “police gunfire tracking technology.”

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, said his organization isn’t opposed to the particular technology Yardarm is developing and other smart-gun technology.

“What we do oppose are government mandates requiring all gun owners to adopt the technology,” Paredes said. “If law enforcement wants to adopt this technology, that’s great. Just don’t make every gun owner adopt the technology.”

Smart gun technology has been around for decades, but technological advances and recent large shootings have prompted more than a dozen smart gun companies to begin developing weapons. Some began selling in gun shops this year, but analysts say controversy surrounding the technology could limit sales.

The technology that tracks an officer’s gun relies on the Internet and requires a small device that can fit in the handle of most police handguns. It connects to the officer’s smart phone using Bluetooth.

“The officer simply inserts it into the back of the firearm, and now it’s installed. They don’t even know it’s there anymore,” Schaff said during a recent demonstration.

Yardarm is paying for the test in the hopes they can develop the technology nationwide and charge departments for it next year.

Schaff said the company has not yet determined a price.

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CALIFORNIA START UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS
BY HAVEN DALEY

Associated Press reporter Paul Elias contributed to this story from San Francisco.

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Cop Culture Facts

 

A Darker Shade of Blue

A Darker Shade of Blue

Cop Culture Facts:

Most individual demographics creating a significant relationship with job performance appeared early in the career but were neutralized within several months of gaining experience on the streets.

As an example, recruits with military backgrounds initially reported high levels of motivation, organizational commitment and needs satisfaction. Within the first few months of actual police experience, those levels dropped to equal the measures of the recruits who reported no military experience.

This decline may be linked to the decreasing expectations about what the job actually involved after graduating from the academy and adopting the veteran officers’ apathetic attitude that hard work isn’t linked to a system of reward or recognition.

From A Darker Shade of Blue

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Cajun Quick Fix

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A Cajun Murder Mystery Series is now easier to follow. It’s like watching TV, only you get cool points for reading the singles.

Each episode is a continuing series of intense short stories. No time to read? No problem – These singles are designed to get your Cajun fix quick.

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