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With the benefit of hindsight, I can share that my physical training regimen allowed me to retire physically, legally and emotionally undefeated after a career full of challenges
Retirement should be one of the best times of your life, but a good retirement means planning ahead
Retired Lt. Dan Marcou was sitting at a picnic table eating a chili dog with his grandkids when a lone officer started pursuing a suspect on foot; the officer radioed for assistance, but Marcou ran to help
Aldermen are considering raising the mandatory retirement age from 63 to 65; the officer deployment study is required by the department’s consent decree
The decision rejected claims by a group of police officers and firefighters that the move would violate the state constitution’s guarantee that benefits “shall not be diminished or impaired”
"[Mr. Warner] had over 500 apprehensions. He worked hard,” K-9 handler Eric Blair said. “These dogs do so much and ask for so little. He just wants a bone and a toy”
“You’re police, no matter how long you’ve been gone and I’ve been gone for some time,” Kenneth Dodson said
From adjusting to new routines to supporting individual hobbies, retired LE couples can thrive and find joy in this new phase of life
The three members of the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees were taken to a hospital for treatment, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said
Police Chief Hollie Chadwick stated that although they have enough patrol officers, the PD lacks roles like PIOs, cold case detectives and animal control
“Both professions are good at recruiting members in but are lacking in adequately preparing members to exit out.”
“It’s time for me to hang it up, so I won’t run again,” said Sheriff Cullen Talton, who was first elected in 1972
“Please hold your heads up, keep fighting the good fight and honor the profession by keeping the citizens of this city safe,” Chief Joseph Chacon said
Former community protecters bring with them experiences and skills that prove valuable in navigating the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship
Under the revised policy, police and firefighters can retire at age 55 or with 25 years of service, whichever comes first
The “sensitive locations” effort stems from the Bruen Supreme Court decision
Pre-retirement workshops can be a helpful tool in preventing adverse outcomes during retirement
This is the true measure of financial success in law enforcement: being able to enjoy retirement in great physical and mental shape
If you’re thinking of what your next move will be after law enforcement, there’s always a need for seasoned investigators in financial crimes prevention
During his career with Phoenix police, Officer Cooley rose to become captain, a rank the department said is equivalent to commander today
A retired cop shows off his new ride
A 2021 law allowed nearly 8,000 officers and firefighters about to reach 20 years of service a two-year window to retire early with half their final compensation
“Thank you for being a role model, leader and most importantly, my daddy,” Chief Michael Schlie’s daughter said over the radio
Age and disease may eventually leave you unable to handle firearms safely
New bill would make a 2021 law permanent that offered early retirement with a reduced pension
The diagnosis had come less than two years into retirement after 20 years of distinguished service
One council member said he didn’t want Jason Kuzik, then 52, because he was “getting close to retirement”
Regardless of what option turns out to best fit your family’s needs, there are some very important points to remember as you’re making choices