Portland, OR – LENN’s Voice of American Law Enforcement, Randy Sutton, spoke to a group of Portland Police officers who have been on the front lines of the rioting for the majority of the last eight months. Sutton called his seminar Pride in Policing and used his time to remind officers that most of the people across our nation support law enforcement, as well as to address the rising issue of Post Traumatic Stress Injury/Disorder in policing.
The leadership with the Portland Police Bureau put together a week-long training for those officers on the Rapid Response team, presumably to address their mental health and give them a break from the violence, the rioting, [...]
Did you ever hear that you should be thankful for what you have no matter what you’re going through, because someone always has it worse?
That may very well be true, but it doesn’t mean that what you’re going through isn’t “bad enough” for you to be upset about. Yes, it’s good to try to focus on the positive and to be grateful, but sometimes things aren’t ok. Sometimes you’re not ok. And that’s ok.
Part of the stigma surrounding police and their reluctance to seek out help when it’s needed (physically and mentally) is the “it’s not as bad as” mindset.
“Oh, yes, I was in a [...]
Las Vegas, NV – Wounded officers in Las Vegas are getting some assistance from several of local businesses. Distill and Remedy’s, two local pubs, raised money for the Metro Injured Officer’s Fund by promoting drink specials utilizing Tito’s Vodka. The president of the MIOF, Chelsey Stunkle, received the check on behalf of the organization, totaling over $47,000.
Stay tuned to LENN for future news on wounded officer’s charities, initiatives, and donations to causes.
NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki and sponsor Insurance King has expanded their partnership with The Wounded Blue — the only national organization dedicated to assisting injured officers — and with their partnership have upped the ante on cool paint schemes to honor the men and women in blue.
The trio has just unveiled a new paint job that transforms Bilicki’s #7 Chevrolet Camaro into a police car, complete with red and blue lights to make the vehicle appear as if it’s laying chase to other cars on the track. Some fans may not know it, but NASCAR actually began as bootleggers outrunning the police.
But it’s not all fun and games this Halloween.
Bilicki’s NASCAR vehicle [...]