Words here cannot fully express the heroism displayed among members of the Herkimer area police community during the initial response, investigation, and subsequent manhunt for shooting suspect Kurt Myers.
Each day as criminal justice educators strive to instill even a small sense of the poise and exemplary leadership necessary in times of crisis, we can point to local examples of bravery like this and many others to help prepare future police women and men.
May the victims and their families remain in your thoughts and prayers.
Scott R. Swayze
Swayze is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the State University College of Technology at Delhi.