Lorenzo Miles is a talented analyst. He is also an inspiration to other analysts, as he enrolls in every training possible, tackles each one with demanding enthusiasm, and seeks excellence in service to the public. He embodies "protection and service" in seeking justice.
When the language leads him, he will fight for justice for the innocent, the falsely accused, and for victims who may not be believed.
When presented with a new statement he is "a kid at Christmas" and in spite of his almost 30 years of experience and his vast wealth of knowledge, his humility is such that he embraces correction as if it is a gift.
Upon retirement, I anticipate Lorenzo having an entire second career in Statement Analysis. Should he be permitted to devote full time to this work, there is no ceiling of success.
December 1, Lorenzo will be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas.
Would you pray that God will be merciful to him, his family and to the society he serves, and grant success?
Lorenzo is worthy of our prayers.
Here is a short profile of Lorenzo to give you insight into his character.
He posted this photo of his night stick collection.
What did he write about it? His own words reveal his character:
Lorenzo Miles In over 28 years of service I have not use night sticks or batons to effect an arrest, thank God.
Hence, a public servant who does not need to coerce citizens to respect him; he respects himself. He offers public thanks to his God for having being able to handle difficult and dangerous situations without the powerful force of a baton.
Law Enforcement deals with elevated hormonal response every day of their lives and it can take a powerful toll on the immune system just as it can on the mind and heart. It is similar to the impact of found in post trauma, except it is low level and it is incessant. The trauma's rise in hormonal levels does more damage than we can currently quantify. When natural strength declines, those subject to 30 years of "high alert" can suddenly encounter depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self medicating with substances and so on.
What this country recently gave them was to make their own sacrifice far worse.
We saw eight straight years of war on police, which was a war against youth, as youth were taught how to hold authority in contempt. This sets up youth for failure as disrespect spreads across boundaries, from parents to teachers to employers to police. We saw the war on police ignore statistics and malign truth, instead embracing deception that fit political narrative. Politicians cleverly exploited voters, while demonizing those who they count upon to protect them. We saw a country where citizens were no longer "American" but were divided into small tribal distinctions, particularly on race.
Politicians won, but we lost.
Men and women in law enforcement are exposed to harm daily, are under paid, and now targeted by those who lack the discernment of knowing truth from deception.
Blue Lives Matter.
This is never so evident as when a racist exploiter is in danger and after spending energy condemning law enforcement, picks up the phone and calls for help...
from law enforcement. When police arrive, the exploiter does not care about the pigmentation of skin; only about his safety.
Blues Lives Matter.
Lorenzo's life matters.
Please pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
Perhaps Lorenzo can be persuaded to write a guest post from one of his cases.
I have one in which his profile matched, to the word, the findings of a psychologist. Lorenzo worked solely from the victim's statement, while the psychologist had done extensive interviewing and testing.
His learning is immense.
Pray for Lorenzo.