Breaking (Down) the Law
Officer Austin Collins
Officer Austin Collins hails from Wichita, KS and is an 8 year veteran of the Fort Smith Police Department. A devoted father of three, he initially decided to pursue law enforcement because it's a career that his children could be proud of. Officer Collins compares being a cop to a roller coaster ride – constantly changing from good to bad, from funny to sad. He feels the AXON is a great tool for law enforcement as it allows for the replay of very intense, split second decisions. In his free time, Officer Collins enjoys diving, shooting guns, and grilling with close friends and family.
Officer Billy Rowe
Officer Billy Rowe is a native of Fort Smith who has served on the force for 5 years. The decision to join law enforcement came easily to Officer Rowe as he grew up looking to cops as role models and heroes. As an officer, he thinks first of safety, his own and the safety of those citizens cops are entrusted to protect. "Unfortunately you see people at their worst behavior or during the worst moment of their life often times. It goes through your mind a lot to be thankful of the things you do have and the life you have after seeing so many people at rock bottom." Rowe describes his job at "99% routine and 1% terror." He loves serving the community and helping people by doing the hardest job on earth.
Officer Brandon Djordjevic
Officer Djordjevic, a Texas native, followed his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer, 2 years ago when joining the Fort Smith Police Department. He is happily married with 2 young children. As an officer he counts on his senses, "Sight, sound, smell provide the greatest aid in serving my community. They give me the information needed to act." His favorite part about being a police officer is the ability to save lives. While the toughest part, for Officer Djordjevic is keeping his patience under stressful situations. He feels that the AXON is the greatest piece of evidence an officer can have. "Video never lies."
Corporal Eric Williams
Corporal Eric Williams, aka "The Iron Horse," is a Virgina native who joined the force 17 year ago. Williams credits his two beautiful children for his career in law enforcement, "They are my life, and the reason I go to work every day. I try every day to make the streets of our city safer and a better place for them to live." The scariest moment in Corporal Williams' career came when he was involved in a firefight while on a SWAT mission. Even with the danger, he enjoys patrolling the streets of Fort Smith every day. Regarding the AXON camera, he says, "The AXON is so valuable to both officers and citizens because it provides an impartial representation of what happened in every situation it is used, removing all doubt as to what is fact and what is fiction."
Officer Lee McCabe
Officer Lee McCabe originally hails from Dallas, TX and has been a Fort Smith Officer for 3 years. He is married with 5 children and enjoys teaching martial arts, scuba diving, and spending time with family. He was driven to become a cop by a desire to serve and protect his community. Officer McCabe loves to be in an environment where he puts himself between the victim and the bad guy. The toughest part of his job is "Seeing children who are abused and live in poor environments." Of the AXON camera, he says, "I use the AXON when I make high risk entries into homes as a SWAT operator. I also use the AXON when I train new officers where I can show them first-hand what they did right and also to correct what they did wrong."