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Top 5 Things I Didn’t Get Done Today

Top 5 Things I Didn’t Get Done Today:

5. Squats at the Gym

4. Get the new wall mounted ICON logo ordered for the office

3. Finish reading the daily OSAC report

2. Stay away from the very large chocolate chip cooking at dinner

1. Set the date for the next Celebrity Protection Course

But I did get a whole lot of other things accomplished like review the upcoming company payroll, pick a client up from the airport, and start planning an advance for multiple client’s visits to the Presidential Inauguration. So that’s got to count for something right? Still searching for that 25 hour day!

Happy New Years!

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone who visits Icon – Behind The Bodyguard Business. Special acknowledgment goes to all the men and women in the security industry who take the time out of there schedule to read and comment on the site. Have a prosperous 2009 and be safe!

Elijah J. Shaw, CEO
Icon Services Corporation

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ICON CEO Elijah Shaw Profiled in Business Journal


Icon CEO, Elijah Shaw

I was recently featured in the latest issues of The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal regarding our agency’s services of providing Executive Protection and Investigation to Corporate Execs and Celebrities.

You can read an excerpt of the article by clicking HERE. (unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to the Business Journal to read the whole thing, but the issue is on newsstands now.)

Guess who’s Back???

Icon CEO Elijah Shaw

Sorry for the absence guys it’s been a lot of work juggling running the office, working directly with a client for a national tour and trying to have even a *tiny* bit of a personal life.

Stay turned for the 2009 version of Icon:Behind the Bodyguard Business. I promise a ton more insider information, interviews, tips and news stories for those interested in the business of Executive Protection.

~Elijah Shaw, CEO
Icon Services Corporation

Musicans Bodyguard Killed in Plane Crash

(CNN) — Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and disc jockey Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were in critical condition with extensive burns Saturday after a jet crash that killed four people, authorities said. Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman said all the dead in Friday’s crash were Californians.

He identified them as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills; co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad; Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City; and Charles Still , 25, of Los Angeles.

The Associated Press reported that Baker was an assistant to Barker and Still was a security guard for the musician.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent team to West Columbia, South Carolina, to investigate the crash.

The Learjet 60 crashed on takeoff at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport at 11:53 p.m. Friday.

Beth Frits, spokeswoman at the Joseph Still Burn Center, in Augusta, Georgia, said Barker and Goldstein arrived at the hospital early Saturday.

click here for the full story:

Having never met Charles Still, I still consider him a brother-at-arms who died in the line of duty. While the headlines will read of the two celebrities who were on the plane (but as of now have have escaped with serious injuries) it’s times like this I am proud to have a blog that covers the profession of Executive Protection so that Charles name isn’t forgotten. My condolences to his family.