Jim Banish a 20+ year patrol officer for the Warren County New York Sheriff’s Office is our guest. In 2008 his life and career took on a whole new path after his brother Lt. Joseph Banish NYSP took his life on April 1st. For several years after his life became very tumultuous and he was suffering from deep depression directly related to his job and the traumas that he had experienced over his career. Jim talks about his brother’s suicide, the scene, the events before and how his death has motivated him to help other Law Enforcement Officers.
Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer.
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Retired Police Sergeant, Music Radio Personality, Talk Radio Show Host, Podcaster and Producer
John J. Wiley is a retired Police Sergeant turned radio personality. He has been a full time FM Music Radio DJ since 2005. In 2017 he founded the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, with the assistance of Robert Greenberg. Within a couple months a radio station heard an episode of the podcast and asked him to create a radio version, which he did. It has been syndicated since the Spring of 2017 and has numerous affiliate radio stations across the US.