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You Are Standing Where?

Author's note: This is not specific to any one event. It does, however, address some concerns in the contemporary law enforcement environment.    Having come into police work in an era when assertive, proactive police work was the expectation, I watched how things changed over the years. And I got to experience it as well.        I saw that change start one morning after a graveyard shift at a local establishment we occasionally [...]

By |September 5th, 2023|

Developing Training Plans

By |April 18th, 2023|

If I were left on my own, own of two things would happen when I hit the gym. A) I would go in and do those exercises that I can do without a lot of drama; I might work up a sweat and even see an improvement or two over [...]

OpEd – Wellness, Resilience, and PTS

By |June 29th, 2022|

Greetings! Thank you all for taking your time to visit AmericanCop, to read the work of our writers, and to support us. Time is the one thing you can’t get back. So, again, thank you for spending it here. It has been a while since I have written an OpEd [...]

What It’s Like to Shoot Someone: Part II | GMP #121

By |February 28th, 2022|

Presented by Luth-AR: GUNS Magazine Podcast #121 — February 25, 2022   In this final installment of "What It's Like to Shoot Someone," Capt. Tyson Warmoth talks about bringing down a cop killer, his thoughts on PTSD and why the Warrior Ethos is so important. [...]


By |May 18th, 2021|

  PROLOGUE Recently Lt. Chuck Smith and I were sitting on my front deck watching Oregon’s Umpqua River flow by, shooting suppressed weapons, killing some brain cells and generally swapping lies when one of us said, in best ‘Harry Callahan’ fashion: “So...tell us about your best felony arrest.” Since neither [...]


By |January 18th, 2021|

  The broken windows theory states that ignoring signs of crime, anti-social behavior and civil disorder creates an environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. Mute testimony to the theory was exhibited throughout most of 2020. Protests bought crowds to the area which did then either joined [...]

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By |December 15th, 2020|

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By |December 4th, 2020|

Sometimes at the range, the old saying “A penny saved is a penny earned” proves not to be true—at least when it comes to buying defensive products. I attend any training class that I can, believing I can get something from every instructor, even if it’s what not to do. [...]

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Get Some Skin in the Game

By |October 2nd, 2020|

Trap shooters describe people taking tactical carbine courses as “Tactical Timmys” or “Tacticool.” Those taking carbine courses say that standing in one spot to shoot a clay bird is a huge waste of time. Precision rifle shooter believe cowboy action shooters have not grown up and are still playing “cowboys [...]

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