July 2020 22
My Life Changing Event
Posted By : Matt

This was originally published at The Bang Switch in 2013, and then appeared on the blog at Full 30 in 2016.  However, since I recently wrote about my “Paid Vacation” some folks asked about this

July 2020 08
Paid Vacation
Posted By : Matt

Today is July 8, 2020. As I sat at my computer early this morning drinking my coffee, I realized that the 9 year anniversary of a shooting I was involved in, one in which I

July 2019 17
How a Kid Who Hated Cops Became One
Posted By : Matt

The following is a guest piece, written by a man who just recently got sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff.  It describes his personal evolution. ———————————————————————— I got sworn in to the Sheriff’s Department as

June 2019 12
PTSD? Me? GTFOH!
Posted By : Matt

Well, shit!  Apparently I’ve been dealing with the adverse effect of “cumulative PTSD” for about seven (7) years, but I had no idea it was even a thing, let alone that I was dealing with

April 2019 20
Mayor Jacob Frey is a Dangerous Moron
Posted By : Matt

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is a complete freaking moron, and if the Chief Medaria Arradondo agrees with him, as the Star Tribune article seems to indicate, same goes for him. “When you’re conditioned to believe

April 2019 01
Administrators vs. Leaders
Posted By : Matt

Anyone who has worked in law enforcement for any length of time can tell you which supervisors are the administrators, and which are the leaders.  There is a distinct difference between the two.