Hello everyone and welcome back to the show.
In this episode Patrick talks to Jason Schechterle. Growing up Jason had one dream – to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspried by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream.
After serving in the military, at the age of 26, Jason achieved his goal to work the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason’s life took an unexpected turn.
He was hit by a taxi cab driver traveling over 100mph. Upon impact the patrol car that Jason was in burst into flames trapping him inside. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash but suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance.
But through all of his pain and suffering, the power of human spirit endured in Jason.
Though it took several months, he returned to work at the Phoenix Police Department and later retired honorably years later. His story is a testament of true love and the dedication Jason and his wife have in their commitment to honor their family and the vows of marriage in good times and in bad. Jason went on to detail his account in his best-selling book “Burning Shield.”
Don’t miss this very moving and inspiring story.