TPOA General NewsWhen you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."
Today, the nation’s law enforcement officers are better prepared to respond to an active shooter than ever Read more ...
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Ian Maier felt the heat against his uniform. Fire and black smoke surrounded him as he reached into the burning car for the trapped woman. He could smell the scent of his singed arm hair.
The Torrance police officer had been on the job just two months.
“I could feel her in my hands that I had her,” Maier recalled. “At that point there is no turning away.”
Maier, assisted by five fellow Torrance officers, managed to extract the driver from her car just before flames engulfed it. Although badly burned, the woman survived.
Maier was honored with a South Bay Medal of Valor for his role in theRead more ...