There was a moment during the just-completed murder trial of Johnny Armstrong that Texas Ranger Jim Holland was asked about why he was involved in the case.
Learning from mistakes, murder case edition
New traffic safety measures in Bridgeport
I had the opportunity to cruise around Bridgeport with Police Chief Steve Stanford in one of the department’s newest vehicles Thursday afternoon, and he had the opportunity to point out some new traffic safety measures being put in place.
Waiting for the “write” time to report
One of the hardest things to do as a crime reporter is waiting for the “write” moment, or the “right moment to write” a story.
Remembering officers killed in line of duty
You may have noticed flags flying at half-mast this past week, particularly on Wednesday, and wondered why that was.
Suspect tosses puppy during pursuit
After two weeks in a row of talking about K9 officers, I had intended to write about something non-dog-related in this week’s column.
Successful week for K9 sleuthing
Most of the time when police dogs make the news, it’s for sniffing out drugs, which often leads to an arrest for a sizable amount of illegal substances.
Arrested Developments: Dispatchers always answer the call
This past week has been National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – a time set aside the second full week each April to honor those men and women who are the first to answer the call for help.
Arrested Developments: Pursuit brings back memories from 10 years ago
Late one afternoon last week, our newsroom police scanner was broadcasting a vehicle pursuit in the Chico area that started when a suspect fled from officers attempting to serve an arrest warrant.