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Stand With Honor Stories

A Rewarding Career in Law Enforcement
I was not on the ‘traditional’ path to becoming a law enforcement officer as I started college to become a trauma doctor.
A Career of Collaboration
I had a very lucky career in federal law enforcement. I started as a special agent in 1984 with the U.S. Customs Service in San Francisco.
James Dinkins’ 28-Year Law Enforcement Career
Jim Dinkins began his 28-year law enforcement career with the federal government in 1986, as a co-operative education student the U.S. Customs Service in Washington, DC.
My Calling
I began a career of law enforcement after being in a Catholic Seminary for eight years and graduating college with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Honored to Serve
I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Florida for the past 37.5 years in one of the greatest professions ever.
Standing With Honor – One Leg Short
Matt Swartz Trooper New York State Police Matt Swartz has always been active in law enforcement growing up with both of his parents being Police Officers in their hometown in central upstate New York. As such it was natural for Matt to transition into law enforcement, first as Security Police in the NY Air National...
Working Together
Troy Liquin Sergeant Cache County (UT) Sheriff’s Office by Cayton Gefre Herald-Journal – Logan, UT Sergeant Troy Liquin has spent his career in Cache Valley serving others — first working with youth in the foster care system before swearing-in as a deputy with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. And yet Liquin remains modest...
A Career of Service to the Community of Garland, Texas
Mitchel Bates Chief of Police Garland (TX) Police Department Mitch Bates began his career with the Garland Police Department as a police officer in 1987. He served as a Patrol Officer for 5 years before becoming a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the next 4 years assigned to South Garland High School. After being promoted...
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...
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