Archive for the ‘Cops’ Category

So there I was, minding my own business, bored almost to death on night shift patrol in a tiny town. After midnight, streets deserted, nothing happening anywhere. Then I got a call: “Natural DOA, Pleasantville Motel, 300 Main. Room 10.” I turned around and headed toward the motel. It was a place I knew well. […]


Today I saw the Oregon State Patrol video of the traffic stop shooting between Trooper Matt Zistel and a driver named John Van Allen. It’s an interesting video, worth a quick analysis for lessons that can be applied both to law enforcement personnel and armed citizens. In a nutshell, here’s what happened: Trooper Zistel stops […]


So there I was, minding my own business, parked in a dark parking lot watching a crime hot spot across the street. This was years back, when worry about terrorism was way high. Officers were still assigned to guard critical sites like electrical stations and water purification plants. A friend of mine was guarding one […]


A reader made a very interesting comment in response to my last essay, An unarmed woman stops an active shooter; what that means, and what it doesn’t (http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/08/27/an-unarmed-woman-stops-an-active-shooter-what-that-means-and-what-it-doesnt/). I think this comment deserves its own post. This comment is, in a nutshell, everything that’s wrong with the argument against armed teachers. Of course, not everyone […]


Before I tell you about the brave woman who talked a school shooter into surrendering in Georgia last week, let me tell you a quick cop story. Back in the mid-90’s I worked for a small police department in Southeast Texas. One of the officers there, “Rick”, was known for two things: being a smart-aleck, […]


Nunez walked into the officers’ work room to hang out before his shift. He was drinking a Dr. Pepper he bought from a machine in the station, like he always did when he got to work early, just having a drink and relaxing before roll call. A dozen or so evening shift officers were there, […]


Here’s another chapter from Safe From the War. Previous chapters can be found at the following links: http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/06/17/another-excerpt-from-a-future-novel/ http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/06/24/safe-from-the-war-rest-of-chapter-1/ http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/07/01/safe-from-the-war-chapter-2/ Hope you enjoy it, please hit me with comments. Thanks, Chris ****************************************** “Homicide division,” a pleasant female voice answered. “May I help you?” “Yes ma’am, you can,” Nunez said. “I’m looking for Detective Helmers. He […]



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