Happy Birthday Dad

I will never forget the words of wisdom that my father shared with me before he left this Earth shortly after 9/11/01. I thought he was crazy for thinking that I would ever make something of myself after what happened to me in the service. But, I’m doing it. Thanks for the strength and inspiration … More Happy Birthday Dad

Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

About this series Five separate fatal shootings of mentally ill people by Maine police in 2011 prompted the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram to examine law enforcement’s use of deadly force. Since 1990, police have fired on 101 people, many of them mentally ill, and in every case the state attorney general ruled that the … More Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

Reportedly suicidal woman shot by Rumford cop

A 25-year-old suicidal woman armed with a knife was shot and wounded by a veteran Rumford police officer late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. She was hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition late Tuesday night. The Maine Attorney General’s Office has launched an investigation into the police shooting, and the officer involved, Sgt. Tracey … More Reportedly suicidal woman shot by Rumford cop

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993)

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993) This cold case investigation hits home with me. This tragedy happened while I was attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993. It occurred in Bartlett Hall where I lived my sophomore year. I was living off campus at the time of the incident. It … More Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993)