Stories From the Road: First Responder Stories

Sgt. Harry - "Firearms and Fatals"

October 25, 2022 Season 4 Episode 5
Stories From the Road: First Responder Stories
Sgt. Harry - "Firearms and Fatals"
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The most rewarding thing I found was, basically, it was always — it was just the little jobs.  It was the little old lady who was broken down in a car who was absolutely terrified.” - Sgt. Harry

While policies, organizational structures, and acronyms may differ from country to country, first responders around the world share many similarities, often united by their desire to help others, serve their community, cope with the untold effects that witnessing trauma can have on their mental health and, of course, to share stories. For Harry, these stories run the gamut of emotions from the humorous to the horrendous, and they serve as a vital reminder that all first responders are celebrating victories and managing losses – regardless of their location.

Join former firefighter/paramedic and host Phil Klein as he shares the mic with best-selling author and first international guest, Sgt. Harry, a 30-year veteran of the police force in the United Kingdom. Harry recalls his first attempt to join the force at age 10, and his subsequent roles ranging from special constable to VIP protection officer for members of the royal family and government officials. He spent time as an operational firearms commander, pursuit tactics advisor, and a firearms tactics advisor, along with working on an armed response unit and investigating fatal collisions. He discusses how the stigma around seeking help has largely improved in the UK, which has led first responders to feel more comfortable vocalizing their needs.

Click here to purchase Sgt. Harry’s book, Firearms and Fatals: An Autobiography of 30 Years Front Line Policing Exposed.

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