Courage:  Arkansas State Police Troopers

By | June 12, 2023

[June 12, 2023]  Billy C., a reader of my blog, a couple of days ago, drew my attention to the great Arkansas State Police troopers, their courage on the job, and the fan base of those who follow their exploits on social media.  Curious, I looked on YouTube to discover he was spot on with his observation.

What I found was that watching police pursuit videos is addicting.  Several popular channels are dedicated to the Arkansas State Police, others to police tracking down criminals or stopping drunk drivers.  The thumbnail for this article is from Arkansas Police Activity.

The most viewed and commented-on police videos involve the state police, who regularly deal with violent offenders, speeders, drunks, drug addicts, nuts and fruits, and those without respect for authority.  There are many valuable lessons the average person can draw from watching them, the most apparent being don’t mess with the police.  You will not win.  And you cannot outrun them.

I was drawn to one specific ASP trooper, Jacob Byrd.  He has a substantial social media following and draws many positive comments.  I was surprised but should not have been.  His courage on state highways is legendary.  Watch a couple of videos, and you will understand.  Like many of his trooper colleagues, Trooper Byrd is a hero to those who believe in law and order, and justice and appreciate a bit of excitement.

A good friend of mine from New Jersey traveled to Arkansas this past weekend to give a talk to police forces.  I asked that he let them know that I am also a fan now of the ASP and to deliver my personal thanks to them for their courage.  Perhaps I’ll follow up with a letter to the ASP commander with a military challenge coin.

Kudos to the Arkansas State Police men and women, those troopers who put their lives on the line for us.  You are appreciated more than you might know.  And not just those who live in Arkansas.

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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21 thoughts on “Courage:  Arkansas State Police Troopers

  1. Tom Maddox

    General, as a FORECON 0321 and current specialist (SAR/R- Search and Rescue/Recovery) in the Critical Disaster/Mutual Aid Response occupation Rescue Squad team Leader. Finding individuals in the law enforcement occupation that are just as willing to help my squad out and Aid the citizenry is something few highlight. Few people understand how hard it is to tell ones family that they’re loved one has passed on. A lot of times that duty falls to our brother and sister LEO’s while we are in recovery or transit with their loved one. From wildfires to floods, hurricanes to tornados, lost hikers to missing swimmers/boaters it stays with you. The grieving family coming completely undone at the loss and all we can do is offer our condolences to them knowing it does nothing to help in that moment. This is something few outside the first responder community truly understands.

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  2. HAL

    👮👮👮👮👮👮👮👮👮👮👮
    Love our police.

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  3. Dog Man

    “The most viewed and commented-on police videos involve the state police, who regularly deal with violent offenders, speeders, drunks, drug addicts, nuts and fruits, and those without respect for authority. There are many valuable lessons the average person can draw from watching them, the most apparent being don’t mess with the police. You will not win. And you cannot outrun them.” – Gen. Satterfield. Yep!

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    1. Da Man

      Yes! Gen. Satterfield made me smile with that paragraph. 😁

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  4. Doug Smith

    I’m no youtube fan but I think … perhaps .. I will make an exception and watch a couple of these videos to see what the fuss is all about. If Gen. Satterfield recommends it, there is definiately something to it. I am a huge supporter of our Law Enforcement Officers. I don’t have much to do with the State Police but I can see now what they are doing to help keep us all safe from the drunks and druggies.

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  5. Stacey Borden

    Gen. Satterfield, you surprise me every Monday. Great article today. Very entertaining.

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  6. Mikka Solarno

    Excellent article, Gen. S. I just started watching these videos. Wow, loving the great skilled ASP trooper driving. Like the wild wild west out there. Guns drawn after a PIT.

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    1. Kerry

      Right. Gen. Satterfield did not mention the PIT maneuver and that is the very best and most exciting part of these videos. I love it when the perps car rolls over and even better when they are thrown from the vehicle. I don’t like to see them killed but a little karma goes a long way. PIT PIT PIT. Love these words from troopers like Jacob Byrd. Thumbs up for them all. I wish them all the best.

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    2. Bird Man

      PIT PIT PIT …. followed by ROLL OVER, ROLL OVER …. makes me want to smile.

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      1. DI Fred Thursday

        Chuckled at that comment. And you are absolutely right. I actually managed to laugh out loud on a few of the videos. Oh, the perps, no surprises there.

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  7. Jeff Blackwater

    I am now an official fan of the Arkansas State Police. Sign me up! Thanks Gen. Satterfield for highlighting their courage.

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    1. Nick Lighthouse

      Wouldn’t that be a shock to your system, Gil? Ha Ha. Loved the comment.

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    2. McStompie

      At least the ASP troopers are better, far better than California State Troopers who just wait for their perps to run out of gas as the follow with at least 30 cop cars. How boring to watch them. Just like the white bronco ride of OJ Simpson. Oh, OJ did that glove fit.

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      1. Eric Coda

        Yep, everyone knows that OJ is a murd######. I wouldn’t want the FBI flagging my truthful post. The man is pure evil.

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        1. Bryan Z. Lee

          Good point Eric. 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

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