Sept. 28, 2022

Police Trauma Impact on Him, Family and Community. His Recovery, Books and Movie.

Police Trauma Impact on Him, Family and Community. His Recovery, Books and Movie.

Trauma from his Police Career had an Impact on Him, His Family and Community. His Recovery, Books and Movie. Plus, his experiences motivated him to write the story of Police Detective Mario Oliveira, who was shot several times, died multiple times during surgery and his miraculous survival.

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Retired Law Enforcement Officer and author Keith Knotek is our guest. He talks about his career and discusses the details of a shooting incident that he was involved in. His partner, Deputy Randy Jennings was killed in the shooting by the suspect. Keith talks about the immediate effects and how his life began to spiral out of control. Post Trauma, feelings of survivors guilt, nightmares and more. He also discusses how he found recovery afterwards and how that inspired him to write books.

Do you believe in miracles? The story of Retired Police Detective Mario Oliveira can only be described as a miracle. Mario Olivera, while assigned to the ATF was shot by a suspect 6 times. Medical reports state that he died three times during treatment. Keith talks about how his experience motivated him to write the book, "Gunrunner The Mario Olivera Story".

And Keith discusses how his trauma experience and the devastating effects led him to recovery and writing the book "From Sorrow to Amazing Grace: One Cop's Journey". The book has been made into an award winning movie called "One Cop's Journey". 

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John J Wiley

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.