Have you ever wondered what a police officer does in a 30-year career, day in and day out? I understand we think we know what cops do from watching make believe sources such as TV, movies and the news.
I am so embarrassed. Ever since we started our current century on January 1, 2000, I have focussed on not making any mistakes. Here I am on March 28, 2017, facing the cold reality that I made my first mistake in this century.
On March 24, 2017, I published an article in The Suburban Times titled Westside Story – MyLakewood311. I shared what I thought was a prime and timely example of how MyLakewood311 can work.
I have good news for most citizens of Pierce County. My report today reinforces one of my favorite old biblical concepts, “Ask & ye shall receive”. (Author’s note: Of course, I realize all biblical concepts are old.)
Every day we hear complaints about government; local government, state government or Federal government. It may surprise you, but I have even been known to complain about government myself including writing an occasional article criticizing government actions. Does government ever do anything right? Does government ever do anything to benefit a community’s citizens?
I hate to brag, but if I do not beat my own drum, how will anyone know how great I am? Today I am able to demonstrate my greatness by drawing an intellectual comparison or connection between me, (Joe Boyle), and Michelangelo. Mikey and I have two things in common.
How would you like to make five bucks faster than a cardboard sign holding panhandler without having to stand out in the cold rainy, snowy weather at the edge of the roadway? Here is what you do.
The other day while putting on my shoes, I suffered one of life’s little setbacks. My shoehorn went, “crack”. It just snapped. When it broke, it did not simply break into two pieces. While obviously broken, the two pieces were strangely held together by a piece of plastic almost skin-like material. It was like a […]
On January 23, 2017, Traffic Officer Mike McGettigan, with close to a decade of service with the Lakewood Police Department, started his day around 5:00a. The first part of Officer McGettigan’s day was devoted to traffic enforcement during the daily commute. Officer McGettigan’s next assignment involved keeping our kids safe in Lakewood school zones.
When a writer crafts a story on any subject, there is always the possibility for a negative or positive perspective. Writing negative stories about law enforcement seems to be a current national pastime, almost a sporting event. Some negative police stories are justified, but most are not. Much of the negative press, TV news, and […]