When we talk about traumatic experiences for first responders we usually talk about those rare events of extreme violence and harm that are seared into the memory. But there are other categories of experiences which can haunt a police officer, like the near miss.
What happens when an officer almost pulls the trigger, making a split second decision (correctly) not to shoot? It may surprise some, but these supposed non-events can leave a lasting impression as well. So today we'll talk to two veteran cops about near misses. First you'll hear an account that Major Jim Sutterby told me several months ago, which inspired this episode. I had Captain Joe Grasela listen to it and Joe and I talked about the near miss, about swerving so close to a horrible tragedy.
Music is by Chris Haugen and also by Kevin MacLeod
Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 041
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