The December 11, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Sergeant Gary Bush, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), Detective Michael J. Saxe, New York City Police Department, (ret.), Dr. Alison Brown, CEO ENCOMPASS, LLC and Mike Ohren, Vice President, ENCOMPASS, LLC.
About the Guests
While critical incidents are commonplace within the realm of law enforcement, providing an effective response is not. During the interview, we will explore a few scenarios that span the career of two law enforcement professionals; Sgt. Gary Bush (Retired Marion County Sheriffs Office/Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Michael J. Saxe Retired New York City Police Department) A couple that are typical/expected in a law enforcement career and the other, an atypical event that we pray will never occur again. We will look at the effects this had on each law enforcement professional. Sgt. Bush had no CISM or Peer Support services offered. Detective Saxe had the services available. What are the results during and following each of their careers? Critical insight will be provided by Dr. Alison Brown and Mike Ohren, two mental health professionals and co-founders of BACKING the BADGE, the law enforcement Division of ENCOMPASS, LLC. Sgt. Gary Bush and Det. Michael J. Saxe are the actual professionals that dealt with the situations that will unfold in front of the audience. Therefore, the narrative is very moving, personally and professionally engaging and atypical of most others offered. This is a rare opportunity to see the effects that cumulative stress, administrative issues, and critical incidents actually have had on law enforcement professionals.