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Solving cold cases puts value on human life

“Because the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many.” Captain James T. Kirk

I have found this memorable quote, from the 1984 movie “The Wrath of Khan”, to be more meaningful than a simple line in a banal Star Trek film. It is an important reason why I spend my days (and sometimes nights) as a cop.

The justice system in which I work operates as a logical, one-size fits all system. But in the chaotic realm known as reality, many of the problems simply don’t fit. One such problem–how to deal with unsolved homicides.

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