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Positive stories and commentary about law enforcement. Two retired cops sharing stories, insight, experience, a healthy dose of humor and building bridges between the police and the community. The Badge Boys welcome compelling guests, funny and stupid suspect stories plus engaging topics from today’s headlines. ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With The Boys In Blue”

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT DARREN BURCH - Sergeant Darren Burch is a 29-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department and was the Silent Witness Program Director. His prior assignments include Detective Supervisor with the Crimes Against Children Unit, Night Detective Supervisor with the Homicide Unit, and Detective with Adult Sex Crimes Unit. The bulk of his investigative career was dedicated to the apprehension of sexual predators. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, having also held positions with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Army Military Intelligence, Darren has received various awards to include the Medal of Lifesaving and the Army Commendation Medal. He was also named “Investigator of the Year” by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, “Detective of the Year” by the Phoenix Police Department and has over 100 written commendations

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER JASON SCHECHTERLE At the age of 26, Jason achieved his dream to work on 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 a tragic turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees.. Jason suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Jason's journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His story is also 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 bad. Jason represents the human experience at its very best - an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!

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Positive stories and commentary about law enforcement. Two retired cops sharing stories, insight, experience, a healthy dose of humor and building bridges between the police and the community. The Badge Boys welcome compelling guests, funny and stupid suspect stories plus engaging topics from today’s headlines. ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With The Boys In Blue”

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT DARREN BURCH - Sergeant Darren Burch is a 29-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department and was the Silent Witness Program Director. His prior assignments include Detective Supervisor with the Crimes Against Children Unit, Night Detective Supervisor with the Homicide Unit, and Detective with Adult Sex Crimes Unit. The bulk of his investigative career was dedicated to the apprehension of sexual predators. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, having also held positions with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Army Military Intelligence, Darren has received various awards to include the Medal of Lifesaving and the Army Commendation Medal. He was also named “Investigator of the Year” by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, “Detective of the Year” by the Phoenix Police Department and has over 100 written commendations

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER JASON SCHECHTERLE At the age of 26, Jason achieved his dream to work on 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 a tragic turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees.. Jason suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Jason's journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His story is also 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 bad. Jason represents the human experience at its very best - an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!

    “Relentless Courage” author Sgt Michael Sugrue survived a lethal encounter with a crazed man with a knife, and then attacked in civil court - why qualified immunity is vital in police work

    “Relentless Courage” author Sgt Michael Sugrue survived a lethal encounter with a crazed man with a knife, and then attacked in civil court - why qualified immunity is vital in police work

    “Relentless Courage” author Sgt Michael Sugrue survived a lethal encounter with a crazed man with a knife, and then attacked in civil court - why qualified immunity is vital in police work

    Hear the Firsthand account of the Breonna Taylor Raid from the cop who was shot .

    Hear the Firsthand account of the Breonna Taylor Raid from the cop who was shot .

    Hear the Firsthand account of the Breonna Taylor Raid from the cop who was shot .

    Darren shares two funny stories from his book Twisted But True

    Darren shares two funny stories from his book Twisted But True

    Darren shares two funny stories from his book Twisted But True

    Retired undercover officer Matt Griffin shares his heartbreaking suicidal journey and his path to redemption

    Retired undercover officer Matt Griffin shares his heartbreaking suicidal journey and his path to redemption

    Retired undercover officer Matt Griffin shares his heartbreaking suicidal journey and his path to redemption

    Oakley Dean Baldwin shares the story of the Matewan Massacre of 1921 and how lawmen were on both sides of the battle line.

    Oakley Dean Baldwin shares the story of the Matewan Massacre of 1921 and how lawmen were on both sides of the battle line.

    Oakley Dean Baldwin shares the story of the Matewan Massacre of 1921 and how lawmen were on both sides of the battle line.

    Author David J Shestokas shares our nation’s Forefathers backstory and why we shouldn’t let a mass shooter derail our Independence Day celebration

    Author David J Shestokas shares our nation’s Forefathers backstory and why we shouldn’t let a mass shooter derail our Independence Day celebration

    Author David J Shestokas shares our nation’s Forefathers backstory and why we shouldn’t let a mass shooter derail our Independence Day celebration

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Resort Mike ,

Awesome Podcast

I love this podcast. Wonderful chemistry between Darren and Jason and Robin sprinkled in as well. They take the gloves off, and rip the curtain back to unveil the real cop world. They speak from the heart in a fun and lively format. Each week, they host fabulous guests and content.

Fred Leland ,

Just found you and glad I did.

Commander Rizzo nailed and his book I just downloaded via kindle. I am a retired LT who still teaches cops and he is 100 % correct when he talks about cops eating our own. One of the most disappointing things I have seen throughout my 37 years. I like to say backup is not only on the street, it’s inside the departments as well. We have lacked this for a long time. We can create trust top down and bottom up with more guys like Rizzo speaking up. Moral courage is all it takes.

Outstanding episode I am now a follower and will share with all the cops I know.

PopTotsandRoll ,

Great Show

I enjoy listening to the show. You guys are doing great work. Keep it up.

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