046: Six Proactive Tips for Staying Healthy and Preventing a Personal Crisis Before it Starts

​​In most cases, personal crises like suicide, divorce, bankruptcy, or heart attack are the culmination of ongoing problems that have built up over time. Rather than addressing the issues head on, we oftentimes ignore the pain and problems until they become overwhelming and incapacitating. In this episode, Jonathan provides six very practical, relevant, and proactive tips for staying healthy and preventing a personal crisis before it starts. Download the "Six Tips" PDF Guide booklet that accompanies this episode. Listen to this episode: #WatchYourSix #JonathanParker #PodcastEpisodes #police #cops #lawenforcement #PreventingCrisis

045: How to Approach Church Safety with Pistol in the Pulpit Author Tim Rupp

Tim Rupp is a retired Police Sergeant with over 10 years of full-time experience as a Pastor. He understands the need for protecting houses of worship, and is qualified to teach us how. In this episode, he talks about his personal connection to the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as well as his book Pistol in the Pulpit, a guide for churches and pastors regarding church safety. Church has traditionally been a place where we expect our families to be safe from physical harm. We expect families to worship without the fear of being harmed or killed. But things have changed. Many Pastors and church leaders object to having armed and trained personnel, while many others simply

044: What Cops and the Wizard of Oz' Tin Man Have in Common

The legend of the Tin Man, a lumberjack named Nick Chopper, says that a spell was cast on his axe. One by one, his limbs were chopped off and replaced by the tinsmith. Soon, the lumberjack could produce more chopped wood with his tin body than his human body. The only problem was that the tinsmith forgot to replace the lumberjack's heart, leaving him empty and devoid of emotion. Like the Tin Man, many cops are production machines, but it has come at the expense of their heart. In this episode, Jonathan shares a recent message from Cop Church Chattanooga in which he asks the question, "How do we connect with an invisible God when the painful, cutting experiences of life have left us with

043: From Survivor to SERVivor with Krysia Baron of New Mexico C.O.P.S. (Part 2)

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 2 of 2. Listen to Part

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