“Only” a Cop

“Only” a Cop

In early 2000 when I was a new Borough Commander of Brooklyn South, then rookie Captain Dave Barrere (now two star Chief, Queens South) gave me an article, “Only A Cop.” (Please see link below) He thought I would enjoy it, and he was on the money. I shared it with...

NYPD officers with Joe Fox
The Secret to a Happy Life

The Secret to a Happy Life

Below is a text version of how I conclude all of my presentations. I hope some of you enjoy giving the concept some thought. Coming to this place in my life has been quite powerful, and I certainly enjoy sharing it. Thank you for your part in that.  By a show of...

Partners, Friends for Life

Partners, Friends for Life

I am often reminded of all of the sacrifice and pain that comes with this noble profession of policing I am lucky enough to be part of.  And the more recent years, especially through the process of my development and growth as a Life Coach, I am reminded that we...

JOEY’S ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY

JOEY’S ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY

So today was Joseph Fox the third’s 1-year birthday party. I’d like to share an idea that someone suggested to me years ago. When Lia was born and then when Joey was born I created secret email accounts just for them. I occasionally send photos, videos...

My Last Hours with my Father

My Last Hours with my Father

He struggled to lift his arm and place his hand over my badge.  At about three o’clock in the morning, I decided to visit him in the hospital.  He was seventy-nine years old and he would die in three hours. I was on my way home from a late night at work, still in...

Choices
Choices?

Choices?

Hello everyone. I love this cartoon above. It portrays such a vivid image of the power of our choices. I think many people would look at this cartoon and say, "Sure, I have choices." But how often do we practice making that choice? And let's think on that a bit....

And now I am a Mom.

And now I am a Mom.

We all remember the brutal and senseless assassination of NYPD Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on December 20, 2014. We have since learned of the amazing forethought Sanny Liu had while in the state of shock she was in at the hospital that day. On July 25,...

My Second Birthday

My Second Birthday

On January 8, 2018 - a day I call my “other birthday” - I retired from the NYPD after 37 years of service. My career was amazing, a true journey, emotionally and spiritually. I experienced the greatest honors, and inspirations and joy, as well as some of the...

Thank the Cows

Thank the Cows

(Photo taken by Liz, when she visited Ireland in 2012)         My daughter Liz loved her time in the University of Delaware. On campus they actually have an ice cream store that the students run, making the ice cream from the milk of the cows on the campus farm,...

Michael’s Homecoming

Michael’s Homecoming

by Joe Fox What was standard, was gone. No two memorial services were the same. Very few bodies had been recovered. Some families had memorial services only. Many families had wake services in funeral homes, but without a body. My sister and brother-in-law decided...

Lollipop Moments

Greetings everyone. Please see the video above. I probably saw it 1,000 times, and I hope to see it many more. I open every seminar I do with this. I believe it speaks not only to leadership, but to life. And leadership is about life. It’s not a magical place that...

My Foray Into Podcasting

My Foray Into Podcasting

Good morning everybody. My relatively new transition has and continues to open up so much in my life, and I thank each of you for that. In particular, I am enjoying experiencing podcasts. It is my pleasure to have come to know a true artist in the field, Mike...