Badge Boys

Positive stories and commentary about law enforcement. Two retired cops sharing stories, insight, experience, a healthy dose of humor and building bridges between the police and the community. The Badge Boys welcome compelling guests, funny and stupid suspect stories plus engaging topics from today’s headlines. ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With The Boys In Blue”

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT DARREN BURCH - Sergeant Darren Burch is a 29-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department and was the Silent Witness Program Director. His prior assignments include Detective Supervisor with the Crimes Against Children Unit, Night Detective Supervisor with the Homicide Unit, and Detective with Adult Sex Crimes Unit. The bulk of his investigative career was dedicated to the apprehension of sexual predators. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, having also held positions with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Army Military Intelligence, Darren has received various awards to include the Medal of Lifesaving and the Army Commendation Medal. He was also named “Investigator of the Year” by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, “Detective of the Year” by the Phoenix Police Department and has over 100 written commendations

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER JASON SCHECHTERLE At the age of 26, Jason achieved his dream to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took a tragic turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees.. Jason suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Jason's journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His story is also a testament of true love and the dedication Jason and his wife have in their commitment to honor their family and the vows of marriage in good times and bad. Jason represents the human experience at its very best - an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!

All Episodes


Ep. 39 From buffing scissors to polishing a badge - Retired Homicide Detective Paul Dalton


Ep. 38 From working detective cases to running a police department


Ep. 37 From atrocities to surviving a war zone as an International cop


Ep. 36 Proclaimed nuclear cockroach survives anti-cop group's efforts and continues to help community and police


Ep. 35 Every cop has a story to tell. From fan to guest: King County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Chief, Troy Olmsted


Ep. 34 9/11 Tower Survivor and First Responders Special Edition


Ep. 33 Surviving an active shooter in the workplace with Dave Acosta


Ep. 32 How to prepare and fight back in our new normal of mass shootings


Ep. 31 Laughter behind the badge: Even cops have a funny bone


Ep. 30 Surviving the aftermath of being taken hostage in the nation's longest prison stand-off


Ep. 29 Terror behind the badge: Being held captive during the nation's longest prison stand-off


Ep. 28 From saving lives at crash sites to saving souls, this Houston Deputy turned chaplain does it all


Ep. 27 Overcoming the trauma of the Oklahoma City bombing with Retired Firefighter Chris Fields


Ep. 26 Retired cop breaks international kidnapping trade


Ep. 25 The tales of Titanium Trish: From bullets to beaus


Ep. 24 999- Officer Down. Honoring the memory of Police Officer Marc Atkinson


Ep. 23 What they risked for our Independence


Ep. 22 Angels on Patrol and Charley's Heroes


Ep. 21 That one case that sticks with you: The murder of Gabe


Ep. 20 Murder for hire: The country's most successful undercover agent


Ep. 19 The aftermath at Ground Zero seen through the eyes of a first responder


Ep. 18 Best generation to next generation: Honoring all those who serve


Ep. 17 There is a super hero in all of us


Ep. 16 No Angel -To hell and back


Ep. 15 Diversity without division


Ep. 14 The night a gunman took a newsroom hostage, with legendary broadcaster Mary Jo West


Ep. 13 Taming the Serpent: How neuroscience can revolutionize modern law enforcement training


Ep. 12 Delving into the power of the mind with SWAT Officer, Tactics Instructor and Author, Mike Malpass


Ep. 11 From victim to victory: Taking your life back!


Ep. 10 Victims Advocates: The true heroes of crime fighting


Ep. 9 The inside story of Ernesto Miranda and the Miranda Rights


Ep. 8 A desperate cry for help when a young father loses his life in a freeway shooting. The unsolved case of Mack Rue.


Ep. 7 Irish Angel: A safe haven for law enforcement, first responders and military around the world


Ep. 6 City on alert! The story of the Baseline Killer/Rapist


Ep. 5 A ray of hope amidst a tragedy. The 100 club; honoring our fallen first responders and their families


Ep. 4 Hunting for a madman: Terror on the streets of Phoenix. Revisiting the serial shooter case.


Ep. 3 Making the ultimate sacrifice for those you love: A widows tale of home invasion


Ep. 2 Revisiting 9/11 with north tower survivor, Bob Jenkins


Ep. 1 Debut Episode!! The night a gunman took a newsroom hostage, with legendary broadcaster Mary Jo West