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Busy year highlights mission to protect, serve

The year 2013 winds down! Who would have thought? We made it. As the blue and red lights shut down and the patrol day comes to an end, we unavoidably stroll toward the closure of 2013. During the past patrol year, we’ve shared many stories together: some good, some bad, some funny, some sad. So, in the final 2013 Boulder City Police Department blotter, I’d like to share my perceptions; I hope they make sense.

Crime prevention starts with following the rules

Think back. Remember the excitement you experienced as a child standing in front of the ice cream cooler? Or how about when you waited up for Santa? Wow! I remember jumping up and down, thinking my feet would never touch the ground.

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Take precautions to stay warm this winter

The winter months are almost officially upon us. Temperatures have been steadily decreasing, getting close to or below freezing at night. As the weather changes around us we become more conscious of how it affects our bodies.

Broken window may signal multiple problems

Did you see that? The broken window on that house or how about the car; it looks abandoned. The crime-based broken window theory surveys how “norm-setting” is affected by urban disorder. The theory hit the mainstream in 1982. However, studies in the late ’60s first examined the question of urban spoil.

Police officers live to serve

Remember, Santa is making a list and checking it twice. As children, we learned valuable lessons. Many times we did not agree with our parents or other adults who corrected our behavior. But at the end of the day, I’m thankful for my parents, teachers and other adults insisting on schooling my decision-making process.

Speed limits engineered to make a difference

Responsibility — the moral obligation to act correctly? If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Without discussion of contextual semantics, the conclusion to those queries is yes. Shall we walk down the path of deflection, excuses, apologies or the reality of acceptance for a choice? A choice that embraces civic responsibility.

With holidays approaching, take steps to prevent thefts

Hey, did we forget to lock the front door or the car? Did we take the keys out of the car? Did we roll up the windows? How about the coffee pot? Did we turn it off? You get it? Although the last question may not have a catastrophic ending, since today’s coffee pots have automatic shutoffs, the first three could be costly.

Police Blotter

Oct. 1, 6:27 p.m.

New shirt raises breast cancer awareness

This month you might see some changes to the uniforms most of you have been accustomed to seeing. Over the past few months the Boulder City Fire Department has been putting together a shirt to wear on duty that also helps raise awareness of breast cancer.

Police Blotter

Sept. 17, 7:53 a.m.

Moped drivers need valid Nevada license

Precious is the gift of life. At one time or another we’ve all felt the true sadness of losing a family member or a friend. Losing a child is likely the most devastating and distraught time in a parent’s life. On Sept. 14, one of Boulder City’s own, 2008 BCHS graduate Lani Lunden, suffered a tragic bicycle accident in Reno. According to information, she suffered a severe TBI.

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