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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blue Alert Foundation has Awarded more K9 Bulletproof Vests

Tom Berry, Director of the National Blue Alert System
with PO Rosado/K9 Aramis & PO Harrison/K9 Edo
showing off their New Vests

The Sanford Police Department’s K9s Edo and K9 Aramis have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to a nonprofit organization, The Blue Alert Foundation provided $1900.00 for the vests.  The vest are embroidered with the sentiment “This vest donated by the Blue Alert Foundation”.

The Vests, are Custom made to each K9,  

K9 Edo is a 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard Hybrid assigned to Officer William Harrison at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Harrison has been a K9 Handler with the Unit since November 2013.  K9 Edo was purchased by the Sanford Police Department from Southern Coast Kennels located in New Smyrna Beach, FL in 2013.  K9 Edo has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Edo loves to watch his handler do yard work while he lounges by the pool with his favorite toys.  K9 Edo also loves spending time with his two brothers; a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Ale and his most favorite buddy Bagel the cat.  K9 Edo has a strong dislike for felony suspects who attempt hide or to flee from the law.  Just like his handler, K9 Edo knows when to flip the switch, the sweet K9 Edo who lets the cat show him who is boss at the house turns into an outstanding Patrol K9 when the time presents itself.  His body gets tense, his ears go up, and there is only one mission on his mind.  When the sound of the patrol car starts up, that is K9 Edo’s favorite part of the day because he knows its work time and he truly loves his job. 


K9 Aramis is a 6 ½ year old German Shepherd assigned to Officer Hector Rosado at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Rosado has been a K9 Handler with the unit since November 2013.  K9 Aramis was purchased by Sanford Police from Kreative Kennels located in Turlock, CA in 2009 when he began his formal training.  K9 Aramis has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Aramis likes to play with his family at home consisting of his handler and female members of the family including a female Shih-Tzu. Perhaps this might be the reason he likes to flirt so much with the ladies.    He receives his medical attention from a female Veterinarian and he likes attention from the Police Chief’s Assistant, she adores him and he knows it!  Most importantly, he loves being pampered and attended by mom and the girls at home.  Females are definitely his weak point, whereas males are a different story.  He has a strong dislike for suspects who are intent on assault, escape, or evasion.  His whole body changes; his ears go up and his chest comes out.  Work is his adrenaline and he truly loves every minute of it.
The Blue Alert Foundation, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in Venice, FL whose one of their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2012 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers, through private and corporate sponsorship's.

If you like to Donate, please go to:www.BlueAlert.us/K9Vests and Donate what you can. Every Dollar counts to provide protection for our four legged friends.

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

This is the 4th and 5th K9 Vests Donated through the Foundation's Vest Program.

We are are now Working to Raise Funds to Vest K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Florida Police Department.

K9 "Charlie K" is Named after Fallen Tarpon Springs Florida Officer, Charles R. Kondek Jr. E.O.W. 12-21-2014

Please make any amount of an Donation to help Vest a Police K9. Your Donation is 100% Tax Deductible

Friday, August 21, 2015

REAL HEROES DIE SERVING THE LAW, NOT RESISTING IT Fundraiser

REAL HEROES DIE SERVING THE LAW, NOT RESISTING IT Fundraiser 



Sales of this T-Shirt helps Support the Blue Alert Foundation and its Mission in Helping Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty.



OUR MISSION: Operate, maintain & improve the National Blue Alert System that enables communication between law enforcement, transportation & news/social/wireless medias. Work to bring support to the families of fallen officers. The unexpected loss of life & loss of everyday function puts a strain on these families. Work Nationally to bring Body Armor, Body Cameras, Squad Car Cameras & more to the law enforcement agencies that are not able to obtain this critical safety equipment.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jackie the K9 safe on the job at the Bunnel FL, Police Dept.

K9, Jackie will be safe on duty with a Donated Ballistic Vest

The Bunnell Police Department's K9 Jackie, has been awarded a ballistic vest, donated by Tom Berry of the Blue Alert Foundation, who donated the Vest through an online t-shirt fundraiser. The fundraiser paid tribute to the 20 law enforcement dogs that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014. The vest is embroidered with, “This vest is donated by the Blue Alert Foundation.”

One of The Blue Alert Foundation's mission is to provide these bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. 

"As a Chief in a small municipality police department, where budgets are extremely tight, I am extremely grateful for the donation and want to thank the dedicated individuals in the non-profit organization that support our law enforcement professionals,” said Bunnell Police Chief Tom Foster.

The Blue Alert Foundation has ordered two more Bulletproof Vests for the Sanford, FL, Police Department's K9s, Edo and Aramis. The Vests should arrive at the Department soon. 

Tom Berry from the Foundation said, the next K9 that they want to Vest, is K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Police Department. K9 "Charlie K" was named after Officer Charles Kondek of the Tarpon Springs PD who was killed December 21, 2014 in the Line of Duty. "We are now raising funds for the Vest so we can give it to "Charlie K" ASAP. We are asking the public, who wants to help us to get this done, can go to www.BlueAlert.us/K9Vests and Donate to the K9 Vest Fund.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

(Ex) Officer Tensing’s family is seeking assistance to help offset the mounting legal fees

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Reasonable Doubt: Questions About the Tensing Case




Please help provide funding and support for (ex) University of Cincinnati 

Officer Ray Tensing‘s family. 

(Ex) Officer Tensing’s family is seeking assistance to help offset the mounting legal fees to provide for his defense.

Officer Tensing was prematurely and wrongly fired from the University without any investigations or conviction for the crime he has been charged with

Media bias has created a barrier of public conviction.

Funding is needed for expert testimony and other legal defense costs that incur.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Special Note Pad with Donation of $25.00

Special Note Pad with Donation of $25.00



You Get the Notebook with Engraved Plate showing Support of Blue Alert
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case 



ORLANDO, Fla. — 
A third teenager was arrested Saturday in connection to an incident that severely injured an Orlando police officer early Monday morning.
Orlando police arrested 17-year-old Alfonza Singleton Saturday on a warrant. He is charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Authorities said Singleton ran from a vehicle that was stopped by Officer William Anderson on South Kirkman Road. The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Edward Kelty, struck and ran over Anderson seconds after Singleton fled, according to police.
A third suspect in the vehicle, 17-year-old Angel Nieves, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.
Investigators said Anderson opened fire after he was hit by the car. Kelty suffered a gunshot wound, and police said Nieves took the wheel and drove him to the hospital.
Anderson, who was working off-duty at the time, initially pulled over the car in connection with reports of shots fired near an IHOP restaurant, police said.
Nearby resident Scott Simas said he was awakened by the gunfire.
"There was one gunshot, and then about three or four minutes later, there were three shots," Simas said.


A police report says that another officer was responding to the IHOP restaurant, but diverted from the call to help Anderson.
Investigators said they were looking for several vehicles involved in the IHOP incident, but it's unclear if any of them have been found. Police have not said if the three suspects pulled over by Anderson were spotted at the IHOP around the time when shots were fired.
Anderson was first transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center after being struck by the car. On Thursday, police said Anderson's injuries were so serious that he was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Kelty has been charged with attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. He is being held at the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine



WASHINGTON -

Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case.
“To the rank-and-file officers of the Baltimore City Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force,” said Mosby. “I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer. My mother was an officer. Several of my aunts and uncles.”
Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles.
When I finally got the response from Boston police, it was a big stack of paper.
Mosby's mother, Linda Thompson, had nine disciplinary actions against her in her 20 years on the force.
The Boston Police Department turned over a document that shows she violated the “substance abuse policy” in 2006. A source familiar with the incident said that Thompson tested positive for cocaine.
The police department does an annual hair test to check for drugs used in the months around an officer’s birthday.
Thompson accepted the 45-day suspension, which meant she agreed to go to a drug rehab.
In 2003, Linda Thompson was suspended for “using profane language toward a superior” and for her “refusal to leave a restricted area.”
Other records show she was suspended for two separate incidents in 1996 for not “reporting for duty” and “neglect of duty” -- among other charges.
Boston Police Internal Affairs launched an investigation in 1990 into various charges, which a police source told us indicated she lost her police gun. After a hearing, Linda was suspended in 1993 for it.
Mosby’s father, Alan James, was fired from the Boston Police Department in 1991 on the same day he was acquitted by a jury for assault and robbery. According to an article in the Boston Globe at the time, the police commissioner fired him for "conduct unbecoming an officer.”
Preston Thompson, who is Linda Thompson’s brother and Mosby’s uncle, was fired in 2001 for using cocaine. His record says he was on disability when he was charged with “substance abuse policy – two counts,” “conformance to laws - two counts” and “conduct - two counts.”
According to Boston police policy, you get fired after the second time you test positive for drugs.
However, Preston Thompson then filed a lawsuit against BPD challenging the termination. In a court document, he asserted that hair drug tests don't prove you ingested the cocaine and could get on your from various ways, including "vapors."
The lawsuit also alleged that “BPD hair testing process had a disparate impact on African Americans.” The plaintiffs added that “hair color, racial and/or ‘cultural’ factors, biased the results of a hair drug test, due to the differences in the melanin content, structure and cosmetic treatment of black and African hair versus brown and blonde hair.”
Preston's brother, Harry Thompson, was also fired from the Boston Police Department. That uncle of Marilyn Mosby was terminated in 1991 after a hearing for three charges from the same event – “conduct unbecoming an officer,” “inaccurate reports” and “unreasonable judgment.” Sources familiar with the BPD polices say that violating these rules alone generally doesn’t get you fired.
I called Harry Thompson on Tuesday. He said that, "Any inaccuracies in your story, you will hear from a lawyer." I offered to tell him what I was reporting about his police records, but he declined.
Mosby continues to use her police officer family as a badge of honor. In an interview with CNN, she said, "I come from five generations of police officers, so law enforcement is instilled."
I asked Mosby’s spokeswoman in the state’s attorney’s office, Rochelle Ritchie, for a comment on this new information. She told me she would get back to me, but she never called back.
There are a few crooked cops in every police force who abuse their badges. Their abuse of power is the reason for the tension between police and community that erupted into violent riots in Baltimore. Mosby’s family of police officers, who don’t obey the laws themselves, epitomize what needs to change to bring peace in the cities

Friday, July 10, 2015

American Fork officers save the day after mom, kids abandoned during road trip | KSL.com

American Fork officers save the day after mom, kids abandoned during road trip | KSL.com



AMERICAN FORK, UT — In the four and a half years American Fork Police Officer Carrie Rigby has been on the force, she can't remember a call like this.
Last Friday, a single mother and her four young children, ages 11 years to 11 months, were taking shelter in the shade. The children had been drinking irrigation water from the sprinklers and had nothing to eat.
"(The mom) was pretty upset and embarrassed more than anything about the whole situation,” Rigby said.
The situation didn’t really fall under the responsibility of the police. American Fork Police Officer Chase Palfreyman was the first to arrive on the hot afternoon.
"She had a friend who dropped her off, said she couldn't take it anymore,” Palfreyman said. “No money, they were here from out of state and had basically been abandoned here overnight, been here all night long.”
As the two officers talked through the situation and what options the woman, who was trying to get away from an abusive relationship, really had, they decided they could help her immediate needs. Their superiors at work later found out about what they did from their body camera footage.
"Officers don't get paid a lot of money, but they were able to take what they had in their pocket and actually provide something for this poor family that really needed some help,” said American Fork Police Lt. Sam Liddiard.
AMERICAN FORK POLICE DEPARTMENT
Rigby went to the store and spent $60 on food, water and even shoes for the children who had none. At the same time, Palfreyman started calling homeless shelters and made arrangements for the family.
They gave them a ride to the FrontRunner station and found a passenger willing to help them get off at the right stop.
"They just did it out of the goodness of their heart, and it makes us very proud to have these officers working for us,” Liddiard said.
While the officers are being commended for going beyond the call of duty, they said helping people is what their job is really all about.
"It is one of those situations that could happen to anybody down on their luck,” Rigby said. “A good family, it was just a bad time for them.”

Last of 3 men involved in Portland K-9 killing case sentenced

Last of 3 men involved in Portland K-9 killing case sentenced



PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The last of three men involved in a crime spree that led to the shooting death of a Portland Police Bureau K-9 has been sentenced to prison.


Jemaell Riley, 27, was convicted last month on charges including conspiracy to commit murder, burglary, theft, attempt to elude and unlawful possession of a destructive device.



He was sentenced Wednesday to 17 years in prison, with credit for time served.



Riley was one of three suspects arrested after the April 16, 2014 shooting of Officer Jeff Dorn and his K-9 partner Mick. Mick was killed in the shooting.



Police said Riley, Paul-Alan Ropp and Steven Young were involved in a weeklong crime spree that ended with the officer-involved shooting.



Ropp fired at Officer Dorn and K-9 Mick after he and the other suspects crashed their SUV in southwest Portland. Dorn was hit twice in his legs and Mick was killed.



Ropp was sentenced to 30 years in prison in December 2014 after pleading guilty to charges including attempted murder and assaulting a law enforcement animal.



Young pleaded guilty to charges including attempted kidnapping, burglary, unlawful possession of a destructive device and felony attempt to elude. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, however his elude conviction will now be dismissed because of his testimony in Riley's case.



A nationwide felony warrant was issued for Riley in March after officers said he cut his ankle monitoring bracelet and left the state. He was eventually caught near the Canadian border.



Officer Dorn now has a new K-9 partner, Timber.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty dep - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty dep - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU



Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty deputy

Posted: Jul 01, 2015 6:21 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 01, 2015 8:18 AM EDT

(L-R) Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)(L-R) Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
 
Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
GREENE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
The Green County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects accused of attempting to murder an on-duty deputy in a shooting on Tuesday night.
Investigators say Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington are considered armed and dangerous. They are believed to be traveling in a white 2010 Dodge Charger SXT with a personalized Alabama license plate that reads “STLGR8.”
The condition of the deputy was not made availible.
The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the suspects. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 205-372-1854 or 205-372-3242.

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