From the St. Paul Pioneer Press Opinion page, July 11, 2020 There’s a lot of fear in the air. Week after week, we’ve been hearing about death in different contexts: the coronavirus, George Floyd, and the latest shootings. In the days following Floyd’s death, I watched as police officers and National Guard members in…

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From the St. Paul Pioneer Press Opinion page, June 21, 2020 “In parts of our society, there appears to be a turmoil of trust and a crisis in civility. There also appears to be a very sweeping, debilitating and destructive narrative of if you are not with me, then you are against me. Sadly, this…

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As seen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on 2/7/16 Highly publicized incidents involving officers and civilians have exposed the underbelly of law enforcement. Yet, another side of the profession receives little attention: the emotional impact on officers who deal with crises, calamities and the underbelly of society. Among those who wear a badge there’s an…

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