Today Brentwood officers attended the funeral service for Officer Kerri Orozco of the Omaha Police Department. Thousands of police officers from all parts of the United States were in attendance. They were present to honor an officer who gave her life for her community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kerrie’s family and our brothers and sisters at the Omaha Police Department.
Here are some recent findings from the National Safety Council:
- Just about two-thirds (61%) of drivers text while they’re behind the wheel.
- Of those who post to Twitter while driving, 30% say they do it “all the time”.
- It’s not just Twitter and texting: 17% snap selfies or photos, 14% post Instagrams, 11% take Snapchats, and 12% shoot videos while behind the wheel.
- Of those who shoot videos while driving, 27% think they can do so safely.
Text-messaging while driving is banned in 46 states. Not Missouri. Be careful out there!
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officer Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
We especially remember Officer Liquori Tate and Officer Benjamin Deen of the Hattiesburg MS Police Department who will be buried this week. On Friday, all flags will be flown at half-staff to honor all of our fallen officers. God bless our brothers.
The Brentwood Police Department is sponsoring National Night Out on Tuesday August 4th. This year, the NNO committee would like to try something different.
In the true spirit of National Night Out, we would like to bring the event to the neighborhoods. In many areas around the country, National Night Out takes place at various “block parties” in the community. Neighbors are encouraged to organize a get-together on their block, and police officers will visit you where you live.
We are looking for interested members of the Brentwood community who would like to organize a “block party” for your street. We will have a meeting in early June to discuss possibilities and get ideas to help make this a fun event for all. If you are interested in helping out, or if you have questions, please contact Det. Craig Eisenbeis at the BPD (314-963-8617) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brentwood Police Department now has a collection box in the lobby of our Police Department for the disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medications. The Missouri P2D2 program collects and disposes of these drugs responsibly. The program is safe, free and anonymous.
Items accepted include: prescription medications, all over-the-counter medication, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils, liquid medication in leakproof containers, homeopathic and herbal remedies.
Items not included are: illegal drugs, needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags and tubing, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, hydrogen peroxide, and aerosol cans and inhalers.
Help protect the environment and your health by properly disposing of unused medicines. Stop by the police department anytime to dispose of your unused medication. If the lobby door is locked, call dispatch (644-7100), and an officer will respond to the station to assist you.