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This article is Part Two of Three in a series of the top three things all veterans should avoid when returning from the military. The series has been compiled from...
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This article is Part One of Three in a series of the top three things all veterans should avoid when eturning from the military. The series has been compiled from...
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When I first got back from the Marines, I may as well have moved into a different country. The culture was so different than that which I had become accustomed...
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Hell yes I stole it.  I EXECUTED on stealing EXECUTE and I am not apologizing or looking back.  Why? Because I’m too busy to do so.  Too busy EXECUTING that...
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Crown Victoria is the only Ford police car I care for. Its actually the only police car I truly love. However, there are no more in production, and the 2018...
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It’s funny how the full moon tends to bring out the crazies. Like this one time my partner and I got multiple calls for a man disturbing the peace. Mr....
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WARNING- The following article contains adult language!-WARNING “Officer Meraz, have you ever read Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink?” A woman asked me that in response to some story I posted...
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People ask me if being a cop is hard. Well, sometimes you have to hold it. The restroom of course… you have to hold it until you are able to...
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In the lobby of a hospital rape treatment center with a young woman crying.  I don’t know how we can make her feel better, but due to the principles we...
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I once posted an Instagram story of me eating a donut. It got me several messages from people calling me a hypocrite and a fraud. Either these people have not...
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“What are some good snacks for patrol?”  I get asked this question all the time.  It’s not a simple answer because everyone is different and everyone has different needs.  What...
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A lot of people have been asking me what to do about being in debt and having bad credit with regards to passing a background investigation.  For starters, it’s important...
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Two years after leaving the Marine Corps, I find myself sitting on a used couch in a tiny sweaty apartment in North Hollywood… AC is expensive.  The year is 2014...
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I once had a radio call of a child with “oppositional defiance disorder.”  After her mom explained to me what a “monster” her child had turned out to be, I...
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In an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mr. Winston, 62, sat handcuffed in his wheelchair on the sidewalk in front of his home. It was 4 a.m. when...
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“Know yourself and seek self-improvement.”- Marine Corps leadership principles Want to be better at life? How about just trying to get hired as a police officer, or you if you are...
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