042: From Survivor to SERVivor with Krysia Baron of New Mexico C.O.P.S. (Part 1)

Krysia Baron served for 24 years as a Federal Officer with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Her life, family, and career was forever changed on December 5, 2013 when her husband, Sgt. Robert Baron of the Sandoval County, NM Sheriff's Office, was struck and killed while investigating a traffic accident. In this episode, Krysia shares her journey and candidly speaks of how others can best support a spouse and family in the wake of such a tragedy. As the current President of the New Mexico Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), she also provides advice and information in the unfortunate case that a death occurs. This episode is Part 1 of 2. In Memory of Sg

041: How Pet Therapy is Helping First Responders with Ron Leonard

Ron Leonard and his rescue dog Molly are making a huge impact on law enforcement and first responders. Ron is a Chaplain for Canines for Christ, and Molly is a therapy dog who brings encouragement and healing to those who struggle with everything from PTSD and depression to physical health issues. In this episode, Ron talks about the work of therapy dogs, how to become a volunteer, how to certify a therapy dog, how to request a visit from one of the dogs located across the United States, and much more. Contact Ron: Email: InChristAlone2004@comcast.net Facebook: Canines for Christ Nashville, TN (Therapy Dog Molly) Website: www.K9forChrist.org Listen to this episode: #WatchYourSix #Jonathan

040: PTSD and Faith on the Force with Michael McSellers (Part 2)

Michael J. McSellers is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has served the Common Wealth of Virginia as a Law Enforcement Officer, Chaplain, and Coordinator for the Rise Christian Police Conference held each year during National Police Week. He is also the host of the Faith on the Force Podcast, which is a new podcast bringing attention to the issues that law enforcement officers around the country face on a daily basis. In this episode, Michael is very transparent about dealing with PTSD, and talks about how he and his family overcame the issues so that he could return to work and help others on their journey towards healing. This is part 2 of 2 episodes that comprise the interview

039: PTSD and Faith on the Force with Michael McSellers (Part 1)

Michael J. McSellers is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has served the Common Wealth of Virginia as a Law Enforcement Officer, Chaplain, and Coordinator for the Rise Christian Police Conference held each year during National Police Week. He is also the host of the Faith on the Force Podcast, which is a new podcast bringing attention to the issues that law enforcement officers around the country face on a daily basis. In this episode, Michael is very transparent about dealing with PTSD, and talks about how he and his family overcame the issues so that he could return to work and help others on their journey towards healing. This is part 1 of 2 episodes that comprise the interview

038: How to Improve Your Marriage by Honoring Your Spouse with Police Wife Heidi Hogan

Police wife and Badge of Hope Kansas City ministry leader Heidi Hogan is back with specific and practical advice for law enforcement spouses about improving your marriage. In this episode, she outlines the common struggles that police wives face, shares some of the struggles from her own journey, and suggests four ways for showing honor, respect, and love to your spouse. Heidi begins by pointing out four common struggles that police wives face, and offers advice for overcoming them. They include: 1. Fear of Losing Him (in a line-of-duty-death) 2. Trusting Him 3. Feeling Like a Single Parent 4. Isolation and Intimacy In each area, she is transparent about her own personal struggles and how

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