Today another LAPD colleague died. Actor Ken Osmond, aka Eddie Haskell of the Leave It To Beaver show, died in his home at the age of 76. America came to know Osmond through their black and white television screens as seen in TV shows and movies such as So Big, the Good Morning Miss Dove,
During the Q&A session at a conference, Dr. Voddie Baucham was asked what he thought of “Christian Hip Hop.” Voddie shared his personal experiences in Los Angeles. As I respond to Voddie’s response, I also share how the Lord providentially put me in Voddie’s same neighborhood, at the same time in which he spoke about.
My Cardiologist admonished me to lose more weight, but the good news is to counter my cardiomyopathy he is allowing me to “increase” my cardio exercise with more intensity. So I’m back on a bicycle. I love evangelizing Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), but the traffic and parking is always a setback. So I have decided
Seeing any officer get shot is difficult to watch, but for me, it’s even more difficult to see a female officer shot. I’d like to discuss the following two points. Watch how well the suspect makes the officers believe that his hands are free of any weapons. He had plenty of time to practice in
It is my policy to generally not criticize police officers use of force online, because I was not there, but I will here, because the outcome is unacceptable. However in this case, I am also criticizing their departments policies that can either restrict, effect, or endanger them (or in this case the citizens). I have so much
Officers from LAPD Hollywood Division are in pursuit of a vehicle. It terminates at the Trader Joes in Northeast Division, ends in a shootout, a hostage situation, and the tragic death of innocents. Watch to the end, it is much more intense via the views provided by the officer’s body cams. In closing to born-again
I have no criticism of these officers. But sadly their use of force polices make things more difficult than they need to be. Today unreasonable expectations are put upon our police officers, as they have to process the ‘less than lethal’ use of force continuum made available to them. Fast-forwarding beyond the 40 millimeter launcher.
Northeast is a wonderful diverse division to patrol in, it was my favorite. There are many decent residents, but lots of criminals. Back in 1991 I was involved in a shootout very near to where this incident occurred. Kudos to these officers for staying in the fight. However I will add just a few of
What policeman Oscar Joel Bryant did on that fateful day, is what every Christian ought to be willing to do. But to be willing to lay down their life for the cause of Christ. This is what Heralds are willing to do with the glorious Gospel. Thank you LAPD Media Relations Division for your videos.
When I first heard about this on the news, I thought of myself. I thought the only difference between Verduzco and myself, is Verduzco got caught. I thought of myself as a young 27 year old Los Angeles police officer, who loved his alcohol, and revelry. Like many other police officers, I was a worldly
Today I enjoyed attending this ceremony, honoring LA’s finest that have died in the line of duty. Once the ceremony was complete, and the officers, families and friends were dismissed, I began distributing my IPOC Gospel tracts. Out of the many dozens of police funerals and memorials that I’ve attended over the decades, in almost
This video brings much sentimental value. I served on the LAPD Honor Guard detail, where I performed the 21-gun salute, and U.S. flag folds at funerals, as well as various other details and presentations at VIP events. One day when I pass, these honors will be extended to my next of kin on my behalf.