Monthly Archives: April 2020

By Prisca Patrick I was supposed to die first. Not John Michael, my smart, gregarious older brother who was beloved by everybody. I was 15 months old when doctors diagnosed me with Stage IV brain cancer. The largest tumor stuck...
By Erin Rollins For 10 days, faith had sustained me. It had sustained me through the excruciating pain and panic of an ambulance ride. It had sustained me as a team of doctors and nurses moved my broken body from...
By Delia Foster The spring of 2016 bloomed with promise. My husband and I were the proud parents of five grown children who had found their way in the world. Our youngest daughter, Rachel, was finishing her final semester of...
Chuck Hayes International Association of Chiefs of Police Oregon State Police Patrol Services Captain (Retired) Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program Western Region Project Manager Reinforcing the “Three-Legged Stool” to Combat Impaired Driving Despite many positive efforts, impaired driving takes...
MADD April Law Enforcement Support Newsletter – Officer of the Month Lieutenant Don Marose – Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Don Marose retired from the Minnesota State Patrol on April 3, 2020.  At the time of his retirement Don was the...
A drugged driver killed my parents.  Oral fluid roadside testing will save lives and save more families from that pain. By Brian Swift In 2013, a logging truck barreled through a red light and slammed into my parents’ car, killing...
Written by Victim Services Specialist Kelley Dair My twin brother Scott called me every week or two. He had so much on his plate – working full time, going to school in the evenings, and being an engaged and loving...
By Patricia Voelker They smile with the sun in their faces in that final group photograph. My grandson, Kelly McConnell, is at the center, bearded and broad-shouldered and handsome in his high school graduation gown. He stands between his stepbrothers,...