Through experience, I have found we all need a coach or mentor in different stages in life. I am recently retired from 17 years of law enforcement wherein I primarily worked patrol. During those years, I excelled in areas of DUI and Crisis Intervention. My career was filled with great life events, and then, tragically, some of the darkest days of my life. I experienced personal health struggles related to being overweight and diabetic from alcoholism, extreme depression, loss of family, and, at many times, personal and professional doubts. Thankfully, I overcame these personal obstacles and was in the best shape of my life when I was the first officer to respond to a 911 hang-up call. Within seconds, I found myself in a gunfight for my life. Numerous bullets shattered the bones in both my legs, rendering me helpless and on a path of more than 3 years of surgeries and tests of my strength and perseverance I learned how to walk again, and eventually returned to full duty 20 months later.