I remember the first time I saw a parent outlive their child.

I don’t remember as vividly the next time I was present at such a moment, or a few of the times after that. But that first one, I remember.

The deceased was in his late teens or early…

“Over 50% of you will develop some form of PTSD if you stay on this job,” my homeroom instructor told our academy class. “The only reason why that percentage isn’t even higher, is cuz cops are more resilient than your average person.”

Almost three years later, I’m noticing that the…

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Before the pandemic, and before George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis Police custody, my partner and I were modestly productive. We did traffic stops, gave warnings when possible and tickets when unavoidable, and recovered the occasional pistol or bag of dope. No traffic stop is routine, but the way I start…


Windy City Cop.

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