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A Satisfying Third Career
Richard Moak Lieutenant Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff’s Department I didn’t originally plan on a law enforcement career. My original idea was to become a professional musician, having played alto sax and clarinet in my high school’s dance band and symphonic wind ensemble, along with being part of the Barton Rogers Orchestra in Indianapolis. But...
Joshua Koen
Joshua Koen Police Officer Denver (CO) Police Department Hello, my name is Joshua Koen. I joined the Denver Police Department in Colorado on September 23, 2019 at 29 years old. Prior to working with the DPD, I served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in southern Colorado for over five years...
My Journey
“I am Me... I am Now... I have been given a Second Chance… I don’t feel Planted yet... I know there is More for Me... I am Writing My Story... I feel Grateful I can Be Here.”
I had a great career working with great people
I am David Mihalik. I started in Law Enforcement as a non-sworn Police Aide and later a Community Service Officer for the Fountain Valley and Cypress Police Departments in California.
The professionalism of your career in law enforcement is what you bring to it
My name is Mark Langford, and my seventeen years in law enforcement span three separate agencies, starting in 1990 with the police department for the small city of Trinidad, Colorado.
Sergeant Matthew Hand
He grew up in a small country town playing golf as often as he could and dreaming of joining the Air Force one day, partly to follow in his grandparents’ footsteps, largely so he could fly at breakneck speeds in a jet.
Serving Others, Paying It Forward, Making A Difference Every Day
I was raised in Bogota, New Jersey beginning in 1968 at 5 years old. My father, Raymond J. Burke, was a NY City Transit Police Officer.
Pride, Integrity, Dedication, Loyalty, Hard-Working
This is a story about my father, Raymond J. Burke, Sr. Prior to serving as a NY City Transit Police Officer he served his country in the United States Air Force for approximately 10 years from 1954-1964.
He’s my hero
I’m honoring my husband, Chris McDonough, a retired Oceanside, California Police Department homicide detective, who spent his law enforcement career serving and honoring others. He’s my hero!
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