Why Are Officers Leaving The Columbus Police Department? And Where Are They Going?

COLUMBUS, GA — In 2017, 24 police officers resigned from the Columbus Police Department. Of that number, at least 11 sought greener pastures at other law enforcement agencies, most of them in the Chattahoochee Valley. One went to work for Columbus State University, two for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, one for the Muscogee County […]

Concerns Raised After Firefighters’ Children Diagnosed With Cancer

HONOLULU, HI — Three children were diagnosed with rare forms of bone cancer in a span of six years. They had one thing in common: Their fathers all work, or worked, at Station 12 in Waipahu, which is in an industrial area. In the latest case, a young girl was diagnosed with cancer in just […]

NY Judge Rules Against FFs Over ‘Minimum Manning’

WATERTOWN, NY — A state Supreme Court judge ruled in the city’s favor to block arbitration over the “minimum manning” clause in its labor contract with the firefighters, which requires 15 firefighters must be on duty at all times. It’s been the main sticking point during the city’s 3 1/2 -year contract stalemate with the […]