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Stand With Honor Stories

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...
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.
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