Public Safety

Letter To The Editor: Police Are Not Required To Protect Any Specific Individual

By JOHN N. HORNE
Los Alamos 

There have been numerous letters to the Post recently regarding the subject of firearms. But in one of these letters, Mr. Pat Kestell made a statement that strikes right to the heart of the matter. He said: “It is not the job of the police to protect my family, it is mine.”

Here Mr. Kestell makes a statement that most Americans do not understand. The police in America are not required to protect any specific individual, their job is to keep the general order. Here are a few citations, which prove this fact:

Law-enforcement has no duty to protect individuals. South v.


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DOE Taps Todd Shrader To Lead Carlsbad Field Office

New Carlsbad Field Office Manager Todd Shrader, third from left, during a tour last November at Hanford with EM Office of River Protection Manager Kevin Smith, right, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project Assistant Manager Bill Hamel, left and EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney. Courtesy/DOE

WIPP News:

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of Todd Shrader as the manager for the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).

“Todd Shrader is a proven leader and experienced engineer who has successfully tackled some of DOE’s toughest issues,” said Monica Regalbuto,  

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Luján And FTC To Educate Children And Seniors On Safe Online Practices

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

  • Encourages Students to Share with Care and Help Seniors Learn How to Avoid Scams

SANTA FE –  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District will join with a representative from the Federal Trade Commission to hold two events Wednesday, Sept. 2 to share best practices and tips to be safe online and avoid scams, identity theft, and other forms of fraud.

At Luján’s invitation, Dama Brown, the FTC’s director of the Southwest Region, will be in Northern New Mexico to participate in a school assembly regarding cyber safety and bullying, followed


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DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative Returns To Los Alamos

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to announce that it will once again host three collection sites 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 as a part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back day initiative. 

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Police Department lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr. (please deposit prescription medications into the drop box)
  • Site 2: White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4, east side parking lot.
  • Site 3: Smith’s Marketplace at 751 Trinity Dr., south side parking lot near the patio.

If there is inclement weather, sites 2 and 3 will move inside


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