BBO Member and Award Recipient Eric Brennan Visits with Law Enforcement Today

Earlier this month, Baltimore County Police Corporal, Brothers Before Others Member and recipient of the Detective Steven McDonald Brotherhood and Benevolence Award, Eric Brennan sat down with Law Enforcement Today’s John Jay Wiley and spoke about his life as a police officer, Emerald Society President, surviving family member and ambassador for the brotherhood. If you don’t know what brotherhood looks/sounds like, you’re in luck.     For Other Law Enforcement Today Content: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com  

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What’s the End Game?

In what has become seemingly daily nowadays, the law enforcement community endured yet another flagrant slap in the face earlier this week. In December of 2018, Justin Murrell was convicted of aggravated assault, stemming from an incident where he dragged NYPD Detective Dalsh Veve with his vehicle for several city blocks, rendering Detective Veve paralyzed. Detective Veve was investigating reports of gunfire when he encountered Murrell and three of his friends who were occupying a […]

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Detective Steven McDonald Brotherhood and Benevolence Award

  Anyone who is either a member of Brothers Before Others or knows anything about the charity, knows full well the weight that the name “Steven McDonald” carries around these parts. Steven was a hero and a friend to BBO’s Founder/President Michael Burke; and Michael has been sure to instill that same respect in his group’s members. Even those who knew of Steven prior to joining BBO, now know him so much better because of […]

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2018 Brothers Before Others Member of the Year

As is the case with virtually any group or charity, Brothers Before Others is the sum of its members. We are able to accomplish what we do because we are made up of some of the most genuinely benevolent people in the law enforcement community; people who never ask ‘why’. Very few people have had a greater consistent and prominent impact on this group than retired West Orange Police Officer/K9 Handler and owner of 911 […]

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Can You Hear Us Now?

Since late last year, the members of the law enforcement community, specifically New Jersey, have found themselves fighting against the insane false narrative that armed police officers serving as school resource officers, in some way, makes our children less safe. Back in October, Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health Executive Vice President Michellene Davis, using her personal Facebook account where she advertised herself as such, commented on a NorthJersey.Com article discussing Fair Lawn’s Board of Education hiring […]

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Remembering “God’s Cop” – NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

Regardless of whether you are sworn or civilian, there is nothing that I can tell you about the life of NYPD Detective Steven McDonald that you already haven’t heard. He was literally a Saint. His miracles were his survival coupled with genuine forgiveness, as well his ability to reach more people from the confines of a wheelchair than most do with a full and healthy life. As the above photo says, he truly was ‘God’s […]

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‘Warrior 3078’ – Three Years Later

On January 7th, 2016, while on patrol, Philadelphia Police Officer and Brothers Before Others Partner/member Jesse Hartnett was ambushed and shot at point blank range. Despite being seriously injured, Jesse exited his vehicle, chased and eventually shot his assailant. Ironically, THAT isn’t the story of Jesse Hartnett. Jesse’s story is told by what has happened since that day. There’s a lot of talk in this profession about being a warrior. Truth be told, none of […]

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This is Not My Beautiful House

Have you ever been so angry that you instinctively knew you had to say something but were simultaneously at a loss for words? That, my friends, is my current situation. Bear with me and we”ll get through this. In 2009, in response to the Cambridge, Massachusetts arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, then President Barack Obama stated, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played […]

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Happy New Year from Brothers Before Others’ President, Michael Burke

As Brothers Before Others moves into our 5th New Year, I have chosen five words for all of you; all of which come with questions and challenges for us all. I ask that you choose some words to help yourself as well. They should sum up what you want to achieve, experience and ultimately BE in the year that lies ahead. Change If you want this year to be better than the last, than to […]

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Feeling Merry in Minnesota

One of the advantages that Brothers Before Others has over traditional fraternal organizations is that our members span the globe, checking in from as far as England. This, coupled with the dedication of our members, has afforded us the opportunity to make our presence felt in all corners of the United States and beyond. Two such members, are St Paul, Minnesota Police Officer Alex Graham and Sergeant Amber Larson. In order to best understand what these […]

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