One Of The First Females In Her Agency’s SWAT team, She Talks About The Stress And Says Departmental Pressure Contributed To The End Of Her Law Enforcement Career. Now a practicing Attorney she is also a huge advocate for first responder wellness and mental health.
Bridget Truxillo talks about the challenges and stress she faced as a Deputy Sheriff in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. She worked patrol, Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (NOCU), and also became the only female member of the SWAT team. While on the SWAT team, Bridget participated in serving search warrants, active shooter and hostage situations, competed twice in SWAT Round-up International (an International SWAT competition), as well as many hundreds of hours of training. Bridget also talks about the departmental pressure that contributed to the end of her law enforcement career.
Bridget is a practicing lawyer in civil litigation, and used her passion for helping first responders to found My Protective Wellness. She says their aim is creating comfort, ease, and support for those to experience a more balanced and joyful life! Allowing all first responders to feel supported and empowered to be his or her true, authentic self.
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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.