Letters to the Editor
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Criticism misplaced

The Taser Foundation was recently criticized in a national daily newspaper for hosting a poker tournament dubbed, "Beauty and the Bet." The event featured Playboy bunnies to help raise funds to benefit the families of officers killed in the line of duty. The article intimated that there was some controversy between the Taser Foundation and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). I don't think that is so. But you have to read the article carefully.

No more chases E-mail
I'm the chief of the small city of Bayou Vista on the outskirts of Galveston, Texas. I've worked as a lieutenant, sergeant and deputy for the Harris County Sheriff's Department for over 20 years. Over that time I've been involved in many pursuits. In 1982, I shot and killed a young boy who was fleeing in a stolen vehicle. In 1991, I was the lead vehicle in a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 mph when the suspect went the wrong way on Interstate 45 towards Dallas.
FLSA suit won E-mail
I recently was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Big Horn County for violating FLSA regulations. I wanted you to know that American Police Beat played a big role in helping me put this suit together. After reading an article on Will Atchison and how he helped the Honolulu Police Department win a suit for back overtime and other FLSA violations, I contacted Atchison. It's all history from there. 
Don't dial 90# E-mail
I received this e-mail from a newsletter for security professionals. I wanted to alert cops around the country about it. – Ted Hunt (LAPD-Ret.) I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T service technician who was conducting a test on the telephone lines.
Listening works E-mail

Several years ago, I started wearing 5.11 Tactical pants, tactical shirts, holster shirts, socks, boots and jackets on and off duty. After contacting the company, I was invited to participate in some product development meetings where several officers got to talk about what works and what doesn’t in the field.

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