My Christmas Eve by Bob Welsh

Please watch My Christmas Eve by Bob Welsh and may this season bring safety, good health, joy and happiness to all those in law enforcement!

Bob is a retired cop and expert storyteller. He served in the U.S. Navy and had a 30 year career with… the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

I highly recommend his book: Embers From a Storytellers Mind which is also available as an audio CD. Click Here to visit Bob’s website at

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John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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  1. Hello Charlie,
    Thank you for your kind comments. May all the blessings of the season be with you as well!

  2. As a young man I had a couple of problems with the law,
    but as one matures you realize our society will not exist without the brave women & men of our law enforcement.
    Obey the law, & you have nothing to hide.
    God Bless the police officers of the world.

  3. Hello Monique,

    Thank you for your comments! I am so sorry for your loss. As a co-worker survivor and board member of the Colorado Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors I believe I understand your loss and know that this time of the year can be very challenging. Thank you for passing along the good cheer of the Christmas Story as told by Bob Welsh. Hopefully it will bring greater understanding and perhaps a little joy for those who need it most. Merry Christmas to you as well and please accept my good wishes for a very Happy New Year in 2015.
    John Marx

  4. I was sent the video by a friend., totally enjoyed it.. I know how you feel around the holidays, lost my husband years ago, 2 weeks before Xmas. Sad time for many.. Wishing you a great Christmas.


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