Sergeant Michael (Mike) Lynch is a 24 year veteran in law enforcement and is the Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Section at his department. Mike has suffered severe complications from surgery secondary to a perforated abdomen, which has left him in critical condition from Sepsis. Mike has been on a ventilator and dialysis in ICU for the last 8 days. Mike’s condition is severe and when he recovers, he will have a long road of recovery and rehabilitation to be able to return to work and make a living for his wife and two daughters. This page has been set-up to help Mike and his family with the impending medical costs from his multiple surgeries, extended hospital stay and future rehab. In addition, to help his family while Mike is not able to work. Please find it in your hearts to assist Mike and his family as they struggle thru this very trying time. Any gesture of support is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
The 2021 Conference is on and set for November 15 – 19, 2021. Seating is limited due to COVID restrictions, so register early to reserve your place!
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The following information is from the International Chiefs of Police on taking the following steps to protect yourself to reduce the likelihood of contracting COVID-19
The following are some resources for LEO’s to help them cope not only with regular daily work stressors, but now with the added worry dealing with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is help out there. It is okay to not be okay.
1st Help offers quick access to resources based on a range of topics, including mental health for L.E. Officers go to the website, answer a few questions, and then access a database of information. Additionally, they will ship free resource cards to any individual or department that would like to hand them out.
Armor up is connected to the Safe Call Now 24 hour hotline, and also offers prevention, training and education related to trauma.
Bulletproof offers anonymous and confidential access to health, wellness initiatives, support, information and resources. Their 24 hour confidential support line can be reached at 800-273-8255.
Copline offers 24/7 trained peer support and referrals for continued assistance. Their 24 hour confidential support line is 800-COPLINE (800-267-5463).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides a 24-hour, free, confidential support for people in distress. To access it call 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
Safe Call Now
Safe Call Now is a confidential 24-hour crisis referral service for public safety and emergency services personnel. Their 24-hour confidential support line is 206-459-3020.
VALOR Officer Safety App
The VALOR Officer Safety App promotes mental health and physical preparation for officers. Available via the Apple APP or Google Play.
The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has forced many people into self-isolation. But many others don’t have that luxury. This information can help keep everyone who remains on the job informed about the coronavirus, as well as offer guidance on how to stay healthy and deal with the emotional impacts of the outbreak.
The ABMDI has previously been approved the National Homicide Investigator’s Association for up to 38* Continuing Education Units (CEUs)!
*CEUs are subject to change, please check back closer to the time of the conference.