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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Quotes of the Day:
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine”
“You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” - Abraham Lincoln
“You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.”-Abraham Lincoln
Music of the Day:
Rodney Atkins - If You're Going Through Hell (Official)
On This Day In History:
1839 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
If you have a police officer as a friend or family member, National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9 is the perfect time to show officers we understand how difficult their job is. So it’s important to show officers how much we understand their difficult work and appreciate their sacrifice and risk.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY
For a while the United States’ idea of law enforcement was fairly loose. The Wild West was, well, wild. And most states and cities didn’t consider emergency services like firefighters and police officers to be necessary until much later than most would think. In the mid 1800s, most law enforcement was carried out in the form of posse comitatus, where the sheriff and a posse of volunteers and deputies (much like the stereotypical Westerns of the 1960s) would enforce laws rather than a centralized police force.
Once the 20th century rolled around most larger cities, counties, and states had developed a centralized police or sheriff’s department. In doing so, most of the country slowly started to see a reduction in the “Wild West” and a more tame and domesticated America, despite many of the newly formed local authorities needing to pick sides in a rise of unionizing laborers going on strike.
Whether its civil unrest, labor strikes, huge sporting events, or just helping a cat get down from a tree, law enforcement officers are a critical part of our lives, woven into the everyday fabric of living in America. They keep our neighborhoods safe and help ensure that whatever it is you need to do, you can do with peace of mind.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was created by multiple organizations in 2015 to express their gratitude for officers in the United States. In support of their services citizens are encouraged to do their part in thanking the law enforcers on this day. One of the main organizations to take the lead in this is C.O.P.S – Concerns of Police Survivors. According to them, law enforcement officers need to be shown that the difficult career path they have chosen is recognized by the people who they protect and uphold the law for.
This holiday was triggered by the chain of events in 2014, when a police officer was involved in a crossfire shooting in Missouri. The backlash and violence that followed this event led C.O.P.S to take the initiative to change this negative portrayal of police officers in the news in recent years into a positive one. With over 900,000 officers in the United States, the organization believes it is essential to support law enforcers during difficult times, and a holiday dedicated to them does just that. The day also raises awareness on the importance of understanding that the difficult decisions taken by police officers are in the best interest of citizens and the law.
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY TIMELINE
Policing a Very Large Apple
New York City is the first American city to establish a municipal police force.
Detecting a Change
Once again, New York leads the way with adopting the first detective unit.
Something NYC Didn't Win
Pennsylvania becomes the first state to establish a state police force, as recommended by Theodore Roosevelt to help control the numerous labor riots going on in the state's hill country.
The West Coast Catches Up
Berkeley, California's police force gets ahead of the curve by adopting centralized and consistent training, communications, and order throughout its police force.
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAYS AROUND THE WORLD
Around the world, police officers and rangers watch over and protect their communities. In return, this is how their hard work is celebrated!
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION STATS
2.5 million – The number of residents who celebrated National Night Out with local law enforcement.
292 – The number of officers in the United States Mint Police.
46 – The number of officers feloniously killed in 2017
708,569 – The all-time-high number of law enforcement officers, which was in 2008.
626,942 – The lowest number of law enforcement officers, which was in 2013.
⅓ – The amount of a police officer’s time that is spent on enforcing criminal law
9 – The number of female police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY FAQS
When is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day?
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is every year on January 9.
How do I celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day?
There are many ways you can celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, even just by thanking a police officer for their service.
Why do we celebration National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day?
We celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to show support for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve their communities.
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY ACTIVITIES
Show support on social media and by wearing blue
To promote awareness of support for law enforcement on L.E.A.D., consider showing support on your social media outlets. Perhaps change your profile photo to a badge or a thin blue line logo. And you can wear blue on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to show support. Not everyone knows a police officer personally, so social media is a good place to start making a difference.
Organize a Neighborhood Watch program
Although the National Crime Prevention Council oversees the Neighborhood Watch program, local law enforcement will work with you on setting up and running one of these programs in your neighborhood. Contact your local police department to receive some help in organizing a program.
Volunteer or donate to your local Crime Stoppers program
Local law enforcement agencies operate their Crime Stoppers programs, and they need donations and volunteers from the community to run them successfully. Some Crime Stoppers organizations even have oversight boards that are made up of community members. These boards often are involved in helping to determine rewards or in publicizing crimes where rewards are available. Contact your local law enforcement agency to see what kind of work is needed in this area or to attend a monthly meeting.
5 FACTS ABOUT POLICE OFFICERS
Law enforcement has come a long way.
In colonial America, due to a lack of authority, officers were not very effective at catching criminals. In fact, churches had more authority to hold trials.
The Japanese police once experimented with a Motorcycle Arresting Device for trapping biker gangs.
Hello Kitty as punishment
In Thailand, police officers are sometimes forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands for violations like showing up late to work.
Freeze! This is the Bobby!
In England, police officers are sometimes called ‘Bobbies.’ This name is in honor of the founder of the modern police department - Sir Robert Peel.
American police bodies are organized locally, whereas in Asia, Africa, and Europe, they are nationally organized.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY
It’s a chance to see law enforcement personnel in another light
For most of us, our only interaction with law enforcement occurs when the officer asks us through our driver’s side window for our license and registration. But being an officer is about far more than handing out traffic tickets. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is a great time to think about all of unselfish work that officers do to help people too. (And, technically, when the officer is handing you a ticket, he or she is helping others be safe from your poor driving … not that such thoughts are top of mind at the time.)
It’s a chance to thank someone for doing an often thankless job
Even though we should thank law enforcement officers more often than we do, we can at least use L.E.A.D. as a good reminder to do so. Verbal thanks are always welcome, as is picking up the tab when you see officers eating lunch at a local restaurant.
It’s a good excuse to watch some of our favorite police movies
Sure, most police movies and TV shows have little basis in reality. But a lot of them are really fun to watch. So after you’ve shown your appreciation to your local law enforcement officers, you can sit down and watch your favorite movie or TV show for a look at the working side of law enforcement, even if it’s not particularly realistic.
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Let us continue the Texas Trails BINGO where we left off:
Today's Texas Trail to strike off is: Turkey Creek Trail,
Instructions and Stricken Off List:
Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail,
Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!
Your Buddy Verner