29 episodes

“I Barely Got Here” is a collection of stories, conversation and commentary as told by a veteran 24 year police Sergeant. Just like the job, the episodes will be across the board - you’ll laugh, cringe, cry, maybe even learn a little about public safety as you hear stories told in a way that only a cop on the street can tell them.

I Barely Got Here Podcast Kevin Boontjer

    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

“I Barely Got Here” is a collection of stories, conversation and commentary as told by a veteran 24 year police Sergeant. Just like the job, the episodes will be across the board - you’ll laugh, cringe, cry, maybe even learn a little about public safety as you hear stories told in a way that only a cop on the street can tell them.

    Where's Bosnia

    Where's Bosnia

    Following a civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, I went there as part of a United Nations program to help modernize and improve the civilian police force. From avoiding landmines to a mass grave, and some good times thrown in, over the next few episodes I’ll explain how I got there, and some memorable experiences.

    • 31 min
    Karma on Wheels

    Karma on Wheels

    We’ve all seen someone do something stupid and dangerous, and wished the cops were there to do something. Here’s a couple of bicycle riding stories where that’s just what happened, much to the displeasure of the offenders.

    • 27 min
    We're Going In

    We're Going In

    A man threatening suicide turns out to be a wanted fugitive, and a SWAT callout ensues. Even after our best efforts, this one doesn’t end as desired.

    • 45 min
    Ain't that a Riot

    Ain't that a Riot

    Dealing with a riot isn’t something the average law enforcement officer does very frequently during a career, if at all. Given current events, I thought this was a good time to talk about a small riot I was involved in, with a little commentary.

    • 41 min
    Eyeball

    Eyeball

    An unruly guy and 2 cops are in a bar . . . maybe you’ve heard this one before. But this guy made the call memorable with an unusual allegation, which in turn created a bit of an urban myth at the police department.

    • 26 min
    Social Sides

    Social Sides

    Little lighter fare this episode. I talk about social interactions with friends, as well as “ride alongs”, and one in particular that was memorable.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Family top chef ,

Better than ordinary “true crime” podcast

This isn’t your run of the mill every day “true crime” podcast....it’s so much better! I’ve been binging every episode since I found this podcast.
You get the facts without it being monotone and boring. Sometimes when you have a single narrator it can come across like he’s reading a script but not here! Very entertaining and keeps you wanting to hear more!
You’ve got a fan up here in Oregon!

Cdpinaz ,

Entertaining & Informative

Kevin does a great job sharing stories from an impressive law enforcement career.

Not only entertaining, but some topics give perspective to what the men & women in Blue deal with on a day to day basis.

jlt00c ,

Listen up, buttercup!

Great storytelling!

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