Home Stats & Services Reports and Publications LEB March 2010 The Bulletin Notes

The Bulletin Notes

The Bulletin Notes

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.

Officer Dennemann
Officer Dennemann
Officer Martin
Officer Martin
Officer Henthorn
Officer Henthorn

Officers Joseph Dennemann, Adrian Martin, and Thomas Henthorn of the Zionsville, Indiana Police Department responded to a report of a drowning child at a residence. Upon arrival, Officer Dennemann located a woman holding an unconscious and unresponsive young girl near the pool. The woman advised the officers that she found the child at the bottom of the deep end and that she was unsure how long the child had been under water. Immediately, Officer Dennemann began performing CPR with the aid of Officer Martin. The child began expelling large amounts of water and fluid from her mouth. Officer Henthorn helped the family and other children, while Officers Dennemann and Martin continued first aid until paramedics arrived, at which time the child began regaining consciousness. The young girl made a full recovery.

Sergeant Hinton
Sergeant Hinton
Sergeant Ophee Hinton of the Fulton County, Georgia, Marshal’s Department noticed black smoke coming out of the side window of a home. Immediately, she requested assistance from the fire department. Sergeant Hinton then went to the front door and began knocking. A woman responded to the door and stated that she was unaware of the smoke and that other residents possibly could be inside. After advising her to leave, Sergeant Hinton began knocking on other doors down the hall and found one other woman inside. Sergeant Hinton ensured that both residents were outside at a safe distance from the home.


The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin seeks nominations for the Bulletin Notes. Nominations should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up (maximum of 250 words), a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions should be sent to the Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Law Enforcement Communication Unit, Hall of Honor, Quantico, VA 22135.


Table of Contents

Back to the Cover

Evidence-Based Decisions on Police Pursuits
By David P. Schultz, Ed Hudak, and Geoffrey P. Alpert
Research on law enforcement officers’ perceptions of police pursuits has revealed several interesting issues.

Child Fatality Review Boards
By Gerald Kelley
To help their local child fatality review boards, law enforcement agencies must conduct thorough investigations of all deaths involving youngsters.

The Semisubmersible Smuggling Threat
By Douglas A. Kash and Eli White
Recent legislation has been passed that should prove a significant deterrent to the use of self-propelled semisubmersible vessels to transport drugs into the United States.

Risk Management and Police Training

Bulletin Reports
Community Policing | Police Recruitment Intelligence Gathering | Photo Exchange

Crime Data
2008 Hate Crime Statistics

Notable Speech
The Badge of Trust

Leadership Spotlight
Nonverbal Indicators of Comfort and Stress

ViCAP Alert
Unidentified Homicide Victims

Author Guidelines

The Bulletin Notes

Patch Call

LEB Home