David Yuzuk, retired Aventura Police Officer, is our guest. He talks about his police career and how he became friends with a small homeless man in his patrol area. They would often eat dinner together and during that time, he learned that his friend, despite his very small stature had a huge history. His name was Richard Flaherty and he was the shortest American Combat Veteran in history at that time. He also became an Officer in the U.S. Army special forces. Flaherty earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star W/Valor, Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, Air Medal, Gallantry Cross W/Silver Star, and more. David Yuzuk was so moved by his friend's story that he wrote a book called "The Giant Killer".
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.