A Message From The Host XV: Carry The Load 2024
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Welcome back for our 15th Message From the Host! Today we will feature one of our great partners in the Carry the Load organization. This great organization started as a grass roots movement in Dallas to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. It has since grown to a national movement as they have raised over 42 million dollars with a staggering 93% of the monies raised going to the programs for military and first responders and their families.  Carry the Load has donated over 800,000 dollars to the ATO since our partnership started. We sit down with Active Dallas Officers Joe Meno, ATO ..read more
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Episode 95 Former Dallas Police Fugitive Unit Detective Daniel Jamieson #9370: Life Turns on a Dime.
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2w ago
Welcome back ATO Family Today we are sitting with one of the original members of the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit in Daniel Jamieson. Daniel hired on with the Dallas Police Department in February of 2008 and trained at the Southeast Patrol before moving to Northwest Patrol. In 2012 Dallas Police Chief David Brown created a brand-new unit called METRO that was designed to follow violent crime trends and began hunting fugitives in the City. In 2017 this unit morphed into the new Fugitive, and they quickly became every investigative units new best friend as they tracked and hunted down the City’s ..read more
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Episode 94 The History and Evolution of the Dallas Police Honor Guard
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In Memory of Dallas Police Sgt. Anthony Allen #8098 Today we will tell the listener the story behind the creation of the Dallas Police Honor Guard Unit. Like all great ideas there is a unique story, and this one is no different. I knew this story would be important, so I sought out the person who had a vision that he turned, after years of planning and frustrations, into a reality for the Dallas Police Department. Sgt. Joe Denomy #4081hired on with the Dept. in 1978 and proudly served for 36 years, most of this in Dallas SWAT. After transferring to Tactical in 1985 part of the duties included ..read more
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Episode 93 Breaking Barriers United Founder Ryan Tillman: Love.Empathy.Respect
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The ATO is proud and honored to welcome on the Founder of Breaking Barriers United and Chino PD Officer Ryan Tillman. This episode will cover Ryan’s journey as he hired on with the Chino Police Department in 2013 and quickly realized the need to improve relations with the police and the communities they serve. After years of working in Chino PD and being the school resource officer the Don Lugo High School he sharpened his God given talents as a pure communicator as he listened and actually heard the students and the community and formed much needed relationships. Ryan wanted to take his calli ..read more
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Episode 92 Founder of COPLINE Stephanie Samuels: An Officer’s Lifeline
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Call 1-800-COPLINE to access this service. YOU ARE NOT ALONE The ATO is proud to present the story of such a landmark and crucial piece of law enforcement as we tell the story of COPLINE. To tell this story is the founder, Stephanie Samuels. She is a psychotherapist that works exclusively with police officers. Ms. Samuels has lectured all over the country on PTSD and vicarious trauma, including undiagnosed PTSD and the from department silence after officers are involved in critical incidents as well as how traumatic pasts play a role in an officer’s career. She is a part of a renowned National ..read more
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Episode 91 Dallas Police Child Abuse Detective Corey Foreman #6997: Protecting the Innocent
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2M ago
“Child Abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime”               -Herbert Ward  Today’s episode will hold the listeners hand as we walk you through a child abuse investigation from someone that has walked this tragic path nearly twenty years with the Dallas Police Department. Detective Corey Foreman hired on with Dallas in 1993 and graduated in Class #238 and then quickly headed to the Northeast Division to begin his career as a rookie cop. However, a prior internship at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center seemingly foreshadowed the person Core ..read more
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Episode 90 Dallas Fire and Rescue Casey Ellsworth
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Episode 90 Dallas Fire and Rescue Firefighter and Peer Support Coordinator Casey Ellsworth  Welcome back ATO family and welcome one of Dallas Fire and Rescues finest in Casey Ellsworth. Casey started in 2009 in Dallas and hit the ground running at Station 19, one of the Department’s Urban Search and Rescue stations in Dallas. He is trained in High Angle Rescue, Low angle Rescue, Trench Rescues, Structural Collapse situations, Heavy Machinery Rescues, Disaster Medical Specialists, Confined Space and Wide Area Searches. Casey currently holds the position as the Peer Support Coordinator for ..read more
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Episode 89 Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Mata #7313: From God’s Country to Dallas Police Association President
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ATO today’s episode features one of the true leaders of the Dallas Police Department and one of the most influential people in Dallas Police over the last three decades. This is a story of how a young kid from Houston came to Dallas Texas to serve the City in 1994 and end his career as the President over the Department’s largest Association. Mike started in God’s country, the Southeast Division, and quickly gravitated to an aggressive, proactive style of policing and worked in the 3080s drug enforcement unit and had a unique knack for communicating, a trait that will serve him well later in hi ..read more
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Episode 88 Dallas Attorney Terry Bentley Hill: In Memory of Hallie
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Stop Minding Your Own Business  ***Trigger Warning: Death by Suicide conversation***  We want to ring in the New Year and welcome on the great Dallas Attorney Terry Bentley Hill to our ATO Family. Terry turned her personal tragedy into a new mission in speaking on the very uncomfortable topic of a person taking their own life. She can speak from the unique perspective of being someone left behind not once but twice in her life as both her former husband and 14-year-old daughter suffered from depression and died way too young. Terry started her career in journalism, and she married Am ..read more
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A Message From the Host XIV 2023 Year in Review
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Merry Christmas ATO Family  This message is from Kent, Joe, and two special guest cohosts in Sasha Kim and Omar Figueroa. We are extremely grateful for our loyal listeners. We want to say thank you to some of our day one listeners and we want to give special mentions to some of the many folks that have reached out with inspiring messages. This message we will talk about upcoming episodes and projects we have in store for 2024. This podcast wants to hear from our listeners for suggestions and feedback, good and bad, to sharpen our knives to get better and put out a better product for you ..read more
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