Filmmaker Was Accidentally Exposed To The P.T.S.D. Problems For First Responders, Now It’s His Passion. While filming a documentary about the Opioid problem he accidentally learned how widespread and devastating P.T.S.D. is for our Country’s First Responders. This inspired his film PTSD911 and his mission to raise awareness and create change.
Filmmaker Conrad Weaver joins us for a special episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast. While filming the documentary called Heroin's Grip, about the Opioid crisis, he started doing ride alongs with law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs and began to sense the efffects of repeated exposure to trauma and violence on them. He says that he accidentally became aware of the prevalent P.T.S.D. problems for our first responders. He discusses how this inspired his passion for creating awareness and change for them and his new film PTSD911.
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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.