9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Thank You for Your Support

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As President of the Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (SCCDSA), I want to sincerely thank you for your past support of us, and bring to your attention the effect of nationwide events which have cast a shadow in our law enforcement community. Have you heard the term the "Thin Blue Line" and wondered what it truly means? lt is an emblem that represents the camaraderie of law enforcement, especially in moments of tragedy. Our deputies sometimes enter into harm's way in order to pr...
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Big Changes may be in store for California's Public Pension System

Big Changes may be in store for California's Public Pension System
CalPERS board will decide whether to lower the pensions systems' "discount rate," which could increases costs on employers. Read more in an article by Dan Walters, in the Sacramento Bee.

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