Operation 10-8 was spotlighted in a feature article published on Behind the Badge OC.

Behind the Badge OC is a website that publishes “news from a public-safety perspective”.  It spotlights the work of 1st-responders at police and fire agencies in Orange County, CA.  A small staff of professional reporters, photographers, and columnists with law enforcement expertise, tirelessly work to cover special interest stories that are so often overlooked by mainstream media.

Recently, I was asked to be a guest speaker at a general meeting for the Orange County Association of Peer Supporters, a group of people from different police agencies in the county who represent the Peer Support Team from their respective department.  A reporter and photographer from Behind the Badge OC were also in attendance to cover the meeting and generate a story about the role of Peer Support in public-safety.  During the meeting, I shared My Story of Survival (Part 1): Police Suicide Survivors.  After the meeting, the reporter asked if he could further interview me about  my experiences as a police dispatcher now surviving with PTSD and the importance that Peer Support played in my journey to healing.

I am most honored to be spotlighted in one of the feature articles published on their website.  Special thanks Greg Hardesty, Steven Georges, Bill Rams, and Heather Williams.  Read the feature article on Behind the Badge OC by clicking this link: Why this police dispatcher took his last call, and what he’s now doing to help others in field.