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EXIF Data Could Talk

EXIF Data Could Talk

By: CaseGuard

  What is Metadata? Information can be extremely complicated. Searching through data can be like looking for that needle in a haystack. Metadata is one way to help accomplish gaining control over data. It is data about data. Similar to the days before computing when you went to the library and had to look through the card catalog for information on locating a book. The card catalog held a...

Aug 07, 2020
Metadata Explained

Metadata Explained

By: CaseGuard

  How Data Defines Us We all have data. Even if we would like to think otherwise, data defines and drives our world today. You cannot go online, on your cell phone, or even snap a picture without accumulating data. Data is an assortment of facts. Data can be visible, known to the user, or it can be hidden in the background. Background data, or hidden data, is generally defined under metadata....

Aug 06, 2020
In memory of Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

In memory of Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

By: CaseGuard

  COVID-19 Takes the Life of a Georgia Police Lieutenant Lieutenant Chris Cunningham, 48, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at UF Health Shands Hospital from complications of COVID19 after contracting the virus as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, where he had been assigned for 22 years. His wife, Gwendolyn Lalisa; children and step-children...

Aug 05, 2020
Redaction in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Redaction in Medical Malpractice Litigation

By: CaseGuard

  Redaction refers to editing a document, typically for erasing information. Redaction is often used in medical malpractice litigation to hide the identities of patients who aren't parties to the lawsuit. Materials needing editing generally do not comprise medical reports since these are unique to the patient whose case is in dispute. Instead, documents that require redaction are those that might...

Aug 03, 2020
In Memory of Public Safety Sergeant Steven Splan

In Memory of Public Safety Sergeant Steven Splan

By: CaseGuard

  Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Sergeant Suffers a Fatal Heart Attack Sergeant Steven Splan, 46, suffered a fatal heart attack about twelve hours after chainsawing and removing a large tree that had fallen onto Bloomfield Hills Parkway near Woodward Avenue. Sergeant Splan and other officers responded to a call to cut and remove a tree at approximately 12:30 pm. He then backed up another officer...

Aug 02, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer Daniel G. Oaks

In Memory of Corrections Officer Daniel G. Oaks

By: CaseGuard

  Yakima County Loses 15 Year Vet to COVID-19 Yakima County Department of Corrections became another statistic on the COVID-19 board when they lost Corrections Officer Daniel G. Oaks, 58, who had served with them for 15 years. Oaks contracted the virus during an outbreak among the staff and inmates in the Yakima County Jail. He died August 1, 2020, in the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. C.O....

Aug 01, 2020
In Memory of Police Captain Kevin Trahan

In Memory of Police Captain Kevin Trahan

By: CaseGuard

  Police Captain dies from COVID-19 Captain Kevin Trahan, 59, died of complications after contracting COVID-19 on July 31. Captain Trahan had served in law enforcement for about 30 years as a deputy with Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Church Point Police Department. In April, Trahan returned to the job after being on leave to receive a stem cell transplant at MD Anderson...

Jul 31, 2020
In Memory of Trooper Caleb Starr

In Memory of Trooper Caleb Starr

By: CaseGuard

  Drunk Driver Claims the Life of Young Husband and Father of Two Daughters Trooper Caleb Starr, 33, died on Friday, July 31, after being treated for three weeks at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Trooper Starr had been struck head-on by a drunk driver three weeks ago on July 10, in Boston Township, where he had to be extricated from his cruiser and then immediately flown to...

Jul 31, 2020
Vehicle-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths

Vehicle-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths

By: CaseGuard

  Vehicles are Top Cause of Line-of-Duty Deaths Law enforcement officers face many dangers in their duties, many life-threatening situations. The public often hears of officers who lose their lives in shootings or other criminal activities, and our hearts go out to their families. Society has become aware of the overt dangers facing all those who are wearing a badge. Many in the general public...

Jul 30, 2020
In Memory of Lieutenant Erik Lloyd

In Memory of Lieutenant Erik Lloyd

By: CaseGuard

  Las Vegas Mourns Loss of 30 Year Vet to COVID-19 Lieutenant Erik Lloyd, 53, succumbed to COVID-19 on July 29 at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Lloyd had been assigned to the Force Investigation Team and had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Minddie, two...

Jul 29, 2020

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