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SEPT 2022. Blues Vol 38 No. 9

FEATURES 42 When the Time Comes, Will You be Ready? 44 After Uvalde, How Much Training is Enough? 48 Why Solo-Officer Active Shooter Response Should be Trained 52 Will You Take the Pledge? 56 Products to Make Your School Safer 58 The Evolution of Police Cars DEPARTMENTS 6 Publisher’s Thoughts 8 Editor’s Thoughts 12 Guest Commentary - Bill King 16 News Around the US 38 Breaking News 70 Calendar of Events 74 Remembering Our Fallen Heroes 90 War Stories 94 Aftermath 100 Open Road 104 Healing Our Heroes 106 Daryl’s Deliberations 108 Light Bulb Award 110 Running 4 Heroes 112 Blue Mental Health with Dr. Tina Jaeckle 114 Off Duty with Rusty Barron 116 Ads Back in the Day 120 Parting Shots 122 Buyers Guide 142 Now Hiring - L.E.O. Positions Open in Texas 184 Back Page


AROUND THE COUNTRY Air Bear announces the arrival of the DA62-MPP in North America ELWOOD, INDIANA Officer Noah Shahnavaz was shot and killed by a suspect on a traffic stop which then lead to a high-speed chase. ELWOOD, IN – Indiana State Police Sergeant Scott P. Keegan said 24-year-old Noah Shahnavaz was killed around 2am on Sunday, July 31 when Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, fired multiple rounds at Shahnavaz as he exited his patrol car, striking him at least once. Boards then fled the Elwood, Indiana scene in his 2012 Buick LaCrosse, leading police on a high-speed chase. Approximately 30 minutes later Hamilton County PD ramped up the pursuit, as Boards was headed southbound on State Road 37 towards Interstate 69, police said. Police deployed stop sticks which were successful, eventually disabling Boards vehicle. Boards surrendered, was apprehended, and is being held at the Hamilton County Jail without bond. “This is a sorrowful time for law enforcement and definitely the community of Elwood,” Keegan said. “It’s always a sad moment when an officer sacrifices his life in the duty of service to the community. “Today has definitely been a challenge,” Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said. “How do you put into words the feelings and emotions that we’re all experiencing here today?” “Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family. “On behalf of myself, my family, and a most grateful city, I’m asking you to keep Noah’s family, Noah’s friends, the Elwood Police Department, and our city in your thoughts and prayers as we attempt to navigate through this tragic time.” Andrew Hannah, Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Madison County, said his office will file murder, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, resisting law enforcement, and the use of a firearm enhancement charges against Officer Noah Shahnavaz Boards on Monday. The firearm enhancement charge carries additional sentencing penalties. Another penalty, known as the habitual offender enhancement, will be applied to the case given Boards’ criminal history. “Telling Noah’s story is going to be really important not just for the community but for the Elwood PD and for all of our chosen professions, State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said. The Shape of Things To Come Is Here! The next generation airborne law enforcement surveillance platform is now shipping to North American customers. The highly capable, multi-role aircraft provides exceptionally low DOC’s (about 0.00/hour with Piston Power’s complete aircraft tip to tail maintenance program) while providing best in class surveillance capabilities. Air Bear is the exclusive DA62-MPP distributor for the USA. Contact the Air Bear to learn how the MPP can increase your efficiency while dramatically lowering your acquisition and operating costs. Learn more at: Diamond DA62-MPP Now Delivering to North America! FULLY FAA CERTIFIED, THE MPP SETS NEW STANDARDS IN EFFICIENCY AND CAPABILITIES FOR AIRBORNE LAW ENFORCEMENT The MPP uses just 7.6 g/hr (total) of Jet-A at loiter speed, capable of sprinting at up to 192 kts. Multi-role, multi-mission capable Capable, Efficient & Cost Effective 18 The BLUES Air Bear Tactical Aircraft | 19711 Campus Drive #150 Santa Ana, CA 92707 | 855-699-5489 The BLUES 19 |

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