Author Archives: Ken Dye

About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.

Police Officer in Tulsa Acquitted in Fatal OIS-Family Blames Tulsa Homicide SGT

Last September Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher.  This after Crutcher refused to follow officer Shelby’s command to not reach into his stopped SUV. The District Attorney charged the officer who was subsequently acquitted at trial. … Continue reading

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Pre and Post Ferguson Policing

I just read an interesting report, “Assailant Study.”  The FBI examined the forces behind the killing of 62 police officers last year.  This is a 56% spike in officer murders over 2015. Some results were predictable.  86% of the studied … Continue reading

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Comey Exits-Stage Right

Well it’s finally happened.  That’s right the Pres fired the FBI director. I remember last July when my old partner called me and said …”Find a TV, looks like they’re about to indict that B^%&$. I headed to the lunch … Continue reading

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Mosby Urging Prosecutors to not charge Illegal Immigrants

She just can’t stop.  Can’t stop making a fool of herself.  That’s right, “Cop’s Perspective’s” goofiest prosecutor is at it again.  You’re right.  It’s Marilyn Mosby the oft quoted and most misunderstood State’s Attorney in the country. This time she’s … Continue reading

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Heroism Squared

I know this is not about a cop or cop’s activities or anything like that, but I’d like to digress, just once, to recognize a true American hero. I’m. of course, referring to Col Leo Thorsness.  A member of the … Continue reading

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Do Something Amazing

Cops have gotten a bad rap lately.  What with Ferguson and other, not so truthfully, but well publicized interactions with citizens that turned out badly. One of the big groans we all hear all the time is…”The police need to … Continue reading

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April Dunce of the Month

Sorry for not getting the Dunce of the month for April in on time.  I was in St. Louis attending the memorial breakfast for the officers killed in the line of duty. This is a doozy and comes to us … Continue reading

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Cop Killers-Hot Calls and Fast Cars

I recently read that in the past 10 days 3 officers were killed in one car accidents.  According to ODMP there is a 45% jump in the number of officers killed in crashes when compared to last year. You get … Continue reading

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DOJ to Revisit Consent Decrees

With all he muck being thrown around our nations capitol lately the directive by the Attorney General to review all current and contemplated “consent decrees” went largely unnoticed. You know, those reports on 13 of our nations police departments that … Continue reading

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IACP Endorses “Warning Shots”

Yep, that’s right.  The International Association of Chief’s of Police by their Deputy Executive Director and past president, Terrance Cunningham says,…”Let’s give the officers more tools, I think it’s the right thing to do.” Let’s unwind this rascal.  Cnningham is … Continue reading

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