2014 Stats in Review

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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My Story of Survival (Part 3): The Journey to Healing

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest of souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”    – Author Unknown

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My Story of Survival (Part 2): Voices Never Forgotten

As a former police dispatcher, I talked to lots of people.  And after only a year working at a busy agency, I had heard it all: shootings, stabbings, rapes, robberies, assaults, domestic violence, and very interesting combinations of all of the above became routine in a single shift.  However, nothing really prepares you for the person who calls and says, “I want to kill myself”.
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A Brief Leave of Absence

As of November 13, I resigned my position in Dispatch at the Anaheim Police Department (CA). Since January 2004, my primary responsibility has been answering 9-1-1 calls. On Halloween, I handled a suicide by gunshot incident, my second one within the year. Since then, I have been off work because I hear their voices in my head. After much thought, consideration, and prayer, I made the decision to resign because I do not want to do it anymore. My family, friends, coworkers, and the department have been very supportive over the last three weeks. I have served the City of Anaheim in different capacities since May 2002 and I am most grateful for all of those years, but it is time for a change and I must now exit with my head held high. I will chronicle more of my journey later. Thank you for your patience and support. To all those still serving: you are all in my thoughts… stay the course and carry on the good work.