All posts by: officermeraz

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...
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...
“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...
In writing this, my intent isn’t to get you to jog, it’s simply to tell you that your excuses for not jogging are bullshit, and to inform you how I...
0200 hours, 15 minutes to end of watch, and the radio blares, “4A15, be advised shots heard in the area of Broadway and Griffin.” While it’s common to get a...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...
I often get asked how I like being a cop. More specifically I also get asked if being a cop is hard. Since I love it, my answer is always...
Our current U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has enough motivation to fire up an entire fleet Marine Corps without even saying a single Oorah!  When the man speaks,...
Stop feeling guilty for what you eat.  Lets refocus energy on what makes us better, happier, and healthier.  Often times, we are surrounded by “gurus” telling us to be disciplined and...
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Elliot ...