To Be An American a Salute to Our Veterans

CopsAlive.com joins the NRA’ Life of Duty Channel in saluting America’s veterans. We recognize that many of our nation’s peace officers are military veterans and to all of you we say “thank you for your service”. This trailer, which is a preview of this months Patriot Profile could also represent those in law enforcement if you didn’t know that he was talking about the military.

This trailer entitled “To be an American” is a preview to this month’s Patriot Profile Feature “Broken & Undone” but it also serves as a tribute to Veterans Day. This piece focuses on… brothers Tom and Scot Spooner – one who retired, and one who served our country for more than 17 years in U.S. Army Special Forces and Special Operations Capacities. They speak about how that experience has made them understand what it means “to be an American”.

When it comes out later this month this full feature will be Life of Duty’s first documentary that addresses PTSD.They know that this is a very delicate subject and take great pride in handling it in a very honorable and respectful way

NRA Life of Duty Patriot Profiles – Broken & Undone: “To be an American”
“Broken and Undone should move anyone who watches it to understand that we are not equipping our warriors with the most important tool of all… The knowledge that what they do is moral, honorable, ethical, just and pure. It is not what they see that unravels the heart… It is the struggle to justify that what they have done is just and unequivocally moral.”
– NRA LOD Executive Producer, Rick Stewart

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About Editor

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 CopsAlive.com. Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! CopsAlive.com gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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One Comment

  1. Howard "Jake" Jaquay

    John,
    Thanks for sharing this. On Veteran’s Day, with so many officers having served in the military, it is always good to remember their sacrifices, AND their continuing sacrifices in this noble profession.

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