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18 07, 2016

Former Cop Turned Realtor, Helps 1st-Responders Buy Homes

By |July 18th, 2016|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Jeff Parkerson has spent his entire adult life in service to others, first as a Marine, then a police officer, and now as a realtor helping first-responders buy or sell homes. […]

11 06, 2016

Texas Cop Brings Whole New Meaning to “Superhero”

By |June 11th, 2016|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Heroes & Cops Against Childhood Cancer. Damon Cole is a full-time police officer with the Fort Worth Police Department (TX), but he is no ordinary cop.  He is a superhero.   […]

21 03, 2016

Law Enforcement Runs 2016 Baker to Vegas Relay

By |March 21st, 2016|Opinion, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Law enforcement agencies from all around the world gathered in the California desert last weekend for the 2016 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. […]

23 12, 2015

Why it’s so Difficult Working the Holidays in Public-Safety

By |December 23rd, 2015|Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Public-safety is no easy job to begin with, but the holidays always seem to make it tougher. […]

15 10, 2015

For Those Who Work Corrections: The Thin Silver Line

By |October 15th, 2015|Opinion, Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|1 Comment

To the unsung heroes who work corrections in our nation’s jails and prisons… we call you, “The Thin Silver Line”. […]

14 04, 2015

For Those Who Wear the Headset: The Thin Gold Line

By |April 14th, 2015|Opinion, Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|7 Comments

To the unsung heroes in dispatch communications who answer emergency phone calls… we call you, “The Thin Gold Line”. […]

25 08, 2013

Teenage Girl and Dispatcher Honored as 9-1-1 Heroes at APCO Conference

By |August 25th, 2013|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

On August 20th, 9-1-1 For Kids hosted a special Hero Award Ceremony at the 2013 APCO Conference honoring Dispatcher Lucy Kruse from the Brea Police Department (CA) for a call she handled from Samantha Swisher (17yrs), who called 9-1-1 requesting paramedics for her father. […]

26 05, 2013

Police Cycle 630 Miles in California to Honor Fallen Officers

By |May 26th, 2013|Public Recognition and Honors, Rest in Peace|0 Comments

On Friday, May 24th, 2013, police officers from several different law enforcement agencies in Orange County, CA, embarked on the 2013 Project 999 Memorial Ride to honor the memory of fallen officers. […]

21 05, 2013

Dispatchers and Children Honored as 9-1-1 Heroes at Celebrity Golf Tournament

By |May 21st, 2013|Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

DANA POINT, CA – Actors and professional athletes gathered together on Monday at the St. Regis Golf Resort for a celebrity golf tournament as a fundraiser for the 9-1-1 For Kids organization.  The organization publicly recognized two local dispatchers and children as 9-1-1 Heroes to kick-off the tournament.  A dispatcher from the Anaheim Police Department (CA) and the California Highway Patrol were honored, along with two children they each received a 9-1-1 call to report an emergency. […]

23 12, 2012

Anaheim Dispatcher Hangs up Headset After 41 Years of Service

By |December 23rd, 2012|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Lori Murphy has been a police dispatcher almost as long as the 9-1-1 Emergency System has existed. After 41 years of service, she is hanging up her headset for retirement to enjoy the good life. On December 19th, 2012, she answered her last 9-1-1 call during her final graveyard shift before signing off for the last time. […]