LAW ENFORCEMENT STORIES

LAVERNE’S STORY

Laverne Friesen is a current active Peace Officer with the County of Grande Prairie and a mental health advocate.  He has 11+ years of experience in law enforcement and 4+ years of experience as a firefighter and this is his story. If I had been told in 2014 that I would be writing a personal […]

Clarence’s Story

Clarence Wesloski is a current active Peace Officer with the County of Grande Prairie and mental health advocate. This amazing story of Clarence’s journey with an occupational stress injury and PTSD will be a three-part series. Pandora’s Box Clarence Wesloski’s story as told by him, written by Erin Flanagan Stashko. In modern times Pandora’s Box […]

GARY’S STORY

Gary Benoit is a current active member of the Edmonton Police Service. “I had to shoot somebody to save my life, but don’t tell anyone,” I told my wife, as I crawled into bed and fell fast asleep.

The Eye of the Storm

Story by Corporal Michael Jaszczszyn Introduction by Erin Flanagan Stashko I’d like to introduce to you, Corporal Michael Jaszczszyn of the Grande Prairie, Alberta, RCMP detachment. Imagine – Being told at only 25 years of age that you will end up in palliative care from cancer, because ‘there’s nothing anyone can do for you.’ Now […]

Jarrett’s Story – Coming Soon

Jarrett is a former Sargent with the Alberta Sheriffs and his courageous story is coming soon. 

Sue’s Story – Coming Soon

Sue is a retired RCMP Sargent and her courageous story is coming soon. 

Chad’s Story – Coming Soon

Chad is a current active member of the Alberta Sheriffs, a mental health advocate and his courageous story is coming soon. 

Kelly’s Story

Kelly is a former Civilian Member with the RCMP and this is her story. My name is Kelly and in 2001, I had to re-invent my life because of a work injury that caused paralysis in my left arm. After a few years of rehab, I decided to go back to school and received a […]

Caitlin’s Story – Coming Soon

Caitlin is a current active member with the RCMP and her courageous story is coming soon. 

Heather’s Story – Coming Soon

Heather’s courageous story is coming soon. 

Derek’s Story

Derek is currently an active police officer with York Regional Police Service and this is his story… Cop shows are great, aren’t they? filled with car chases, shoot outs, heroic fights and fancy medals and awards.  Then they go out have a couple drinks and do it all again the next day, as if a […]

Erich’s Story

Erich is currently an active police officer with the RCMP and former Military Veteran this is his story… First off, I’d like to talk about the attached image that was created by my amazing wife. My hope is, that just by viewing this image, you have grasped the essence of what she has captured, and […]

Mark’s Story

Mark is a former police officer with the RCMP and Halifax Regional Police Service and this is his story… THE BENCH July 7, 2017. That’s the date I sat on this bench in the yard of my children’s school, and made the decision that I was going to take my life.  I had been a police […]

Tim’s Story

Tim is a retired police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and this is his story… The Mountie & My Mind It was October 23rd, 2006, at the age of 26 years old, I just graduated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cadet training program as a member of a First Nations Police […]

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