Personal Connections

The value of making personal connections cannot be overstated. Over the last eight months I’ve sent out a score of emails, personal letters, newsletters, flyers, and handouts and waited for responses. While there have been some responses, by far the best responses have been through personal connections. In this month’s newsletter, I decided to highlight […]
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“Cop Church coming to Idaho Falls”

A couple years ago, Pastor Gordon Boyle (Watersprings Church, Idaho Falls) started a Bible study for law enforcement officers. Pastor Gordon is a retired deputy from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and has a heart to reach law enforcement officers with the gospel and minster to their unique needs. Last summer I started attending the […]
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“Watch Your Six”

Police officers are familiar with the phrase, “watch your six.” In police tactics training officers learn to pay attention to their surroundings. A threat may come from anywhere. “Watch your six” means to maintain vigilance all around, not allowing yourself to be exposed to danger needlessly. This means keeping a lookout for threats that may […]
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“Spiritual Issues” most important to officers, March 2017

The most popular part of Winning a Gunfight is shaping up to be the spiritual and ethical implications of using deadly force. When talking to officers who have read the book, I make it a point to ask what they liked most. The most popular response centers around the spiritual. This surprised me, I thought […]
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New Year starts with an answer to prayer

1-3-17 I woke up thinking about the copies of Winning a Gunfight I wanted to send to the Dave Grossman seminar at the end of the month. We were still $457 short and needed to get the books ordered and sent quickly. After praying about it, I committed to send the books, believing the Lord […]
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Tragic News Reunites Old Friends

The tragic murder of San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Detective Benjamin Marconi in late November, prompted me to contact an old friend and former SAPD colleague, Ken Evans. Ken and I have been out-of-touch since he moved to Virginia in 2003 to take a job with a federal intelligence agency. After catching up with Ken, […]
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