A New Discussion in Police Training

October was a busy month, but I truly saw some of my hardest work pay off.  A big first for me was training with Chris Dumont, a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.  Chris and I go back to 2013, on the fateful night where I was wounded in the line of duty.  When we “met,” I was in dire condition.  Luckily for me, Chris is a trained paramedic and he jumped into action, making critical decisions that saved my life.

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My Lifesaving Mission of Blood Donation

I never gave blood. I didn’t have a “good” excuse and couldn’t think of a reason to donate in the past–it just didn’t happen for me. Thankfully, there were people who made it a part of their lives to donate blood. On April 19th, 2013, I would not have survived without blood supplies and transfusions. The heroes who came out after the Boston Marathon bombings to donate truly helped save my life.

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