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10-15-08, 04:02 PM #1
If you ever get the chance .....
I attended this guy's seminar yesterday.
He was a Louisiana State Trooper who, in 1986, was shot twice in the face with a shotgun, and lived to tell his story.
Bobby was left totally blind as a result of the attack, and now he travels the Country telling his story of how he overcame the trauma and stress related to the incident.
If he is ever in your neighborhood, and you have the chance to attend, I think you will find it was four hours of your time well spent.
I found it to be very inspirational.
There were also a large number of spouses at the seminar yesterday.
.The Swamp Mafia -"Heaven doesn't want us,and Hell's afraid we'll take over!!".
10-15-08, 07:01 PM #2
Thanks for that info. Anyone who takes two rounds to the face of any kind and lives is an inspiration.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
10-15-08, 07:07 PM #3
Just reading his website is inspiring; I'm sure it was even more so in person.
10-16-08, 04:52 AM #4
I saw him a few years ago, and he was fantastic!For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
10-16-08, 07:26 AM #5
I have heard of him before, read an article on him a while ago. Definately and inspiring person. I checked the calendar of events but don't see anything in my area yet, but will continue to check for an appearance in the area.
My dad, I miss him every day.
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10-16-08, 11:21 AM #6
I saw him speak a few years ago. His story hits close to home. It reminds you to maintain safe tactics and inspires you never to give up. There was a lot of humor thrown in as well. If you can't see him speak, you might want to pick up a copy of one of his books."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
10-16-08, 12:42 PM #7
Trooper Smith spoke to my academy class and was also recommissioned as an LSP Trooper at my graduation as well as being the Keynote speaker at the graduation.
Our class project was dedicated to Trooper Smith and he is truly an inspiration to anyone who hears him speak.
I will echo that if you ever have the chance to attend one of his speaking engagements do so.
11-15-08, 10:58 PM #8
This is the speech he gave at my graduation in August. Explains why we do this job.
11-15-08, 11:54 PM #9
Trooper Smith spoke to my academy class in 1992. He is truly an amazing person.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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