By Jay Dobyns – ATF Agent (retired), Best Selling Author and Keynote Speaker
My entire adult life was spent as a United States federal agent confronting violence and predators on behalf of the good and innocent people in the communities I served; people who simply wanted to live their lives peacefully and safely. I wanted to stand up for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t do that for themselves.
My fourth day on the job I was shot by a suspect. The bullet entered my back, traveled through my lung missing my heart by millimeters and exited my chest. I hadn’t yet received a paycheck and I was bleeding to death in the dirt and garbage of a trailer park with blood spurting from my chest like having a thumb held over the end of a garden hose.