It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and during the month, Harriet will feature interviews with survivors, law enforcement and others in the Domestic Violence (DV) community.
This Friday, she will be speaking with author Ray Ellis.
Ray Ellis is a veteran law enforcement officer, former Marine, and ordained Christian pastor. Ray began his career in law enforcement with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the city of Orange, California in 1989. After working for a number of years in the maximum security facility, he transferred to patrol, working along Orange County’s coast as well as the inner canyons and barrios.
After eight years in Orange County, Ray moved to Idaho and continued his law enforcement career where he has served as a patrol officer, detective, and officer instructor for the Idaho POST Council. In 1999 Ray was appointed as a primary instructor for the Idaho POST Academy Police Training Institution for Idaho, instructing on subjects of arrest control, cultural diversity, and instructor development. From 2007-2011 Ray served as the lead sex crimes investigator for the agency where he works.
Ray is active in the writer’s community in Idaho and has recently served as the president of the Idahope Writer’s Group. In 2011, Ray was selected as one of the Top Fifty Authors in the state of Idaho.
Ray was first ordained into the ministry while living in Orange County and now serves as the Associate Pastor in his home church in Nampa, Idaho. Ray has been happily married to his wife, Sharon, since 1983 and has three grown children: two sons and one daughter. Ray currently lives with his family in Idaho.
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