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Uvalde aftermath: In this policing era, what does leadership look like?

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2022
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Tony Gutierrez / AP

In high school, Joel Shults’ friendship with the mayor’s son led to an offer from a local police officer: “‘Why don’t you come along for a ride?’ 

“I did a ride-along with a crusty old sergeant, and it was the most amazing, brilliant, beautiful thing that I’d ever seen,” says Mr. Shults, author of “The Badge and the Brain.” “I just got eaten up with wanting to be a police officer.”

He has since spent nearly five decades in law enforcement. Mr. Shults has served in roles from chief to...

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