By Jay Dobyns – ATF Agent (ret.), Best Selling Author and National Keynote Speaker
For those unfamiliar with Jay’s story, he was a federal agent for 27 years. He developed into an elite undercover operator who focused his efforts on violent suspects. Late in his career he experienced a massive amount of credible death threats from criminals that he had investigated. His agency failed to react properly and when he challenged them, they retaliated against him in a dreadful way. He filed a lawsuit and won behind the facts, evidence and testimony to prove the abuse. His trial court victory was appealed by the government and ultimately overturned.
The truth was not enough to overcome a legal interpretation of law. The appellate court ruled that, although unfortunate, there was no law or contract to prevent his agency from unmasking the location of his residence, failing to respond when arsonists burned his home to the ground (characterized by some as a failed assassination attempt), and then doubling down and corruptly trying to frame Jay as the arsonist. For 15 years Jay fought for justice and accountability for himself and all lawmen and women. Jay has been a regular contributor to the Safe Call Now mission. Below is an essay he wrote for our friends and audience after learning that at the end of this tragic journey, he had lost. Jay is not only a warrior and survivor, he’s also very #grateful for his journey.
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By Sean Riley – President & Founder Safe Call Now
As we enter into the winter months and the changing of the seasons it got me to wondering about “change” and how it impacts us. Change can be scary, fun, exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Do any of us like to change? I propose to you… if we don’t embrace change, we don’t grow personally. Change is something I’m not a big fan of but it is mandatory if I want to become the person who I want to be. Genuine, loving, self-reliant and all those characteristics I admire.
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By Sean Riley – President & Founder – Safe Call Now
There is one common theme that is presented to me over and over as I travel around the country for Safe Call Now… “I can handle everything on the streets but my ‘Administration’ is killing me… literally.” If you’re an administrator reading this, please take note, your own are reporting that you are taking their lives. Did you know by the year 2020 one of the top workplace disabilities will be anxiety and depression??? Where is this is coming from, the studies indicate it may be from you… The number one concern from the “boots” on the ground that is told to me is that words do not match actions which leads to a double standard. This is an unhealthy balance in boundaries and ego states, I’ll go into this later.
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