Police in a small town respond to the report of a severely injured child. She’s rushed to the hospital and police begin to investigate what happened. Not long into the inquiry, the story from the caretakers is not adding up. Detective Chris begins the delicate task of uncovering the truth from adults who have no inclination to tell the truth.
There are people in the world who, no matter how many chances they get, behave with cruelty and indifference. In this episode, Detective Dave recounts his frustrations in dealing with just such a man named Jeremy, who seemed unable, or unwilling, to control his habit of abusing people he deemed weaker than himself, despite multiple “second chances.”
Part two of our conversation with two Texas elementary school teachers about classroom safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, along with advice from a veteran school resource officer.
On February 14, 2018, Officer George was working patrol with his local PD. He’d met some fellow officers for lunch. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then he heard the radio traffic: shots fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He immediately headed to the campus. This is Officer George’s story of responding to one of the most horrific school shootings in American history. One that would come to be known simply as “Parkland.”
An estranged spouse calls 911 to say she shot her husband in self-defense. But as detectives look at the crime scene and begin digging into the history of the relationship, they start to doubt the caller’s story. Was this a fatal case of domestic violence, or did something more sinister take place? Detective Robert investigates.
A routine traffic stop turns deadly serious when the driver opens fire on the patrol officer and peels out. A manhunt ensues and a couple of days later, an alert law enforcement crew spots the driver and embarks on a harrowing car chase during the height of the summer-tourist season.
A husband calls 911 to report that his wife is dead – drowned in the hot tub. Investigators are immediately suspicious when they notice injuries to the husband’s wrists. As evidence begins to mount, the victim’s well-heeled friends and neighbors push back at the idea that it could be murder. Because that’s something which happens to other people.
(Part 2) The murder of Officer Chris Kilcullen, in broad daylight, devastated the community he served. Our own Detective Dan was the first to arrive on scene and tend to him, while the armed suspect fled, leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a treacherous, high-speed chase up a remote logging road. Where the road dead-ends, a tense standoff commences and our own Detective Dave steps in as the crisis negotiator. In this two-part episode, Detective Dan reflects on the worst day of his law enforcement career alongside Chris’ widow, Kristie, and Chris’ former lieutenant, and partner, who remember the kind of man and police officer he was.
A peaceful apartment complex turns violent when an angry tenant named Mitch takes out his frustrations on the on-site manager. Det. Dave recounts the fateful summer day when Mitch does the unthinkable.
In this small town where everyone knows everyone, a casual night of good friends hanging out turns deadly.
Detective Rich takes us into the world of online gaming where a shadowy, vindictive prank known as “swatting” leads to ruined lives and even murder.
After years of enduring an emotionally abusive marriage, Sandra finally filed for divorce from her husband, Paul. She moved in with a friend, enrolled in school, and started making plans for a fresh start. But Paul and their 17-year-old son, Jason, were not pleased, and when Sandra held her ground, father and son began making plans of their own.
A husband breathlessly calls 9-1-1 to say that he just arrived home to find his wife dead of a gunshot wound. As the 9-1-1 operator immediately dispatches officers to the scene, she tries to get as much information as possible about what happened. But the husband’s odd behavior during the call raises some serious red flags. Lt. Scott returns to Small Town Dicks with another shocking case that involves clandestine recordings, suspect interviews, and good old fashioned detective work.