Abstract

With the closing of 2012, I allowed myself to hope the New Year would be better. I
won’t recount the tragedies of last year, but it all spiked with the atrocity at the Sandy
Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. Nobody, least of all peace officers,
want to see children and teachers die. Those images will forever burn in our minds. Every
critical incident we’ve endured rises back to the surface with any new event.