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!
06/19/2019Ep. 21 That one case that sticks with you: The murder of Gabe
06/12/2019Ep. 20 Murder for hire: The country's most successful undercover agent
06/05/2019Ep. 19 The aftermath at Ground Zero seen through the eyes of a first responder
05/29/2019Ep. 18 Best generation to next generation: Honoring all those who serve
05/22/2019Ep. 17 There is a super hero in all of us
05/15/2019Ep. 16 No Angel -To hell and back
05/08/2019Ep. 15 Diversity without division
05/01/2019Ep. 14 The night a gunman took a newsroom hostage, with legendary broadcaster Mary Jo West
04/24/2019Ep. 13 Taming the Serpent: How neuroscience can revolutionize modern law enforcement training
04/17/2019Ep. 12 Delving into the power of the mind with SWAT Officer, Tactics Instructor and Author, Mike Malpass
04/10/2019Ep. 11 From victim to victory: Taking your life back!
04/03/2019Ep. 10 Victims Advocates: The true heroes of crime fighting
03/27/2019Ep. 9 The inside story of Ernesto Miranda and the Miranda Rights
03/20/2019Ep. 8 A desperate cry for help when a young father loses his life in a freeway shooting. The unsolved case of Mack Rue.
03/13/2019Ep. 7 Irish Angel: A safe haven for law enforcement, first responders and military around the world
03/06/2019Ep. 6 City on alert! The story of the Baseline Killer/Rapist
02/27/2019Ep. 5 A ray of hope amidst a tragedy. The 100 club; honoring our fallen first responders and their families
02/20/2019Ep. 4 Hunting for a madman: Terror on the streets of Phoenix. Revisiting the serial shooter case.
02/13/2019Ep. 3 Making the ultimate sacrifice for those you love: A widows tale of home invasion
02/06/2019Ep. 2 Revisiting 9/11 with north tower survivor, Bob Jenkins
01/30/2019Ep. 1 Debut Episode!!