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!
08/10/2022Ep. 184 “Relentless Courage” author Sgt Michael Sugrue survived a lethal encounter with a crazed man with a knife, and then attacked in civil court - why qualified immunity is vital in police work
08/03/2022Ep. 183 Hear the Firsthand account of the Breonna Taylor Raid from the cop who was shot .
07/27/2022Ep. 182 Darren shares two funny stories from his book Twisted But True
07/20/2022Ep. 181 Retired undercover officer Matt Griffin shares his heartbreaking suicidal journey and his path to redemption
07/14/2022Ep. 180 Oakley Dean Baldwin shares the story of the Matewan Massacre of 1921 and how lawmen were on both sides of the battle line.
07/06/2022Ep. 179 Author David J Shestokas shares our nation’s Forefathers backstory and why we shouldn’t let a mass shooter derail our Independence Day celebration
06/30/2022Ep. 178 Ret. Sgt. John Kelly talks about deadly encounters, PTSI, and surviving self-inflicted wounds.
06/22/2022Ep. 177 Lt. Chris Watson helps honor a teen’s final wishes by helping other teens become police officers with Jaxon’s Foundation
06/15/2022Ep. 176 Retired firefighter talks about the 1995 bombing of the OKC federal building & how the photo of him holding a baby changed his life
06/08/2022Ep. 175 Retired LA Cop Talks About Protecting the Community and Surviving the Brutality of the 2020 Riots.
06/01/2022Ep. 174 A grieving mother talks about her need for justice in a triple homicide cold case in Phoenix.
05/25/2022Ep. 173 Sheriff Mark Lamb talks about his law enforcement career, television series and book American Sheriff.
05/18/2022Ep. 172 Ret. Secret Service Agent Mike Roche talks about protecting Pres. Bush on 9/11 and the recent Mass Killing in Buffalo
05/11/2022Ep. 171 Chad Bruckner shares his Army experiences that led to his police career and the challenges working the streets during the 2020 riots.
05/05/2022Ep. 170 A paramedic’s soul searching journey of survival climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
04/27/2022Ep. 169 Retired San Diego police officer shares her nightmarish journey of justice for her murdered father.
04/21/2022Ep. 168 Easter Massacre Special
04/14/2022Ep. 167 Deputy Chief Stephen Redfearn shares his experiences at the Aurora Mass Shooting at the movie theater and having also assisted with the Boulder Mass shooting at the grocery store in 2021.
04/06/2022Ep. 166 The Badge Boys Tribute Show Part 2 - Funeral Services honoring Fallen Commander Greg Carnicle, who was murdered two years ago last week.
03/30/2022Ep. 165 A Badge Boys tribute show in honor of Fallen Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle’s ultimate sacrifice two years ago this week.
03/24/2022Ep. 164 Ret. Cold Case Homicide Sgt. Hillman talks about the search and arrest of the “Zombie Hunter” for the Arizona Canal Murders
03/17/2022Ep. 163 Irish Angel’s Amanda Coleman and Retired Asst. Police Chief Scott Mingus share their harrowing stories to include a SWAT shootout and the pain of losing an officer.
03/10/2022Ep. 162 Walking Tall story continues as daughter shares father’s admission of Dixie Mafia’s murder of Sheriff Buford Pusser’s Wife.
03/03/2022Ep. 161 SWAT Instructor Brandon Griffith died from cardiac arrest, but was brought back to life and is now “Dying To Save Lives” with his nonprofit.
02/23/2022Ep. 160 Ret. Homicide Sgt. Donna Brown talks about her career and many of the great cops that are in her book, Behind and Beyond the Badge.
02/17/2022Ep. 159 Media Expert & Author of CopShock talks about the media’s role in the 2020 Riots and forsaking journalism for click-bait entertainment.
02/10/2022Ep. 158 Dan Spencer talks about several of his shootings as a SWAT officer and his retirement podcast that helps those cops suffering from PTSI
02/03/2022Ep. 157 Ret. NYPD Police Officer John Mulet survived the 9/11 horrors and PTSD to help others still suffering
01/26/2022Ep. 156 Ret. Secret Service Agent Mike Roche talks about a Behavioral Threat Assessment that could stop a mass murderer before they strike
01/19/2022Ep. 155 Ret. Secret Service Agent Kevin Rice reflects upon his law enforcement career and book “An Arresting Life”
01/12/2022Ep. 154 Law Enforcement Appreciation Week’s Looney Laws Special
01/05/2022Ep. 153 In the 6th grade she was sexually abused by the school coach and his early release from lifetime probation prompted “Kayleigh’s Law” to protect survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
12/29/2021Ep. 152 The Dust Never Settles author Ret. Police Off. Stacey Goodman shares her experiences working at the 9/11 Ground Zero site for 23 days
12/22/2021Ep. 151 Blue Lies author Ret. Sgt. Jeff Wolf shares his concerns about a media bent on racial division with negative police stories.
12/15/2021Ep. 150 Retired Police Officer Glen Williams bares his soul and torment to help other officers cope with their own trauma by Bridging the Gap between work and life.
12/08/2021Ep. 149 State trooper loses his job for refusing vaccine mandate and his last radio sign-off goes viral after telling the governor off.
12/01/2021Ep. 148 Retired DPS Trooper Ken Emerson talks about the national shortage of police officers and how his business finds police jobs for military veterans.
11/24/2021Ep. 147 In this Looney Law Special Darren also shares how his Crimestoppers nonprofit fundraising book grew into an Award-Winning Twisted But True book trilogy and an ID Channel True-Crime Show.
11/17/2021Ep. 146 Retired cop and author Dr. Ron Rufo talks about his brave police colleagues and fallen Officer Ella French in a special Badge Boy’s Chicago Police edition.
11/10/2021Ep. 145 Veteran’s Day Special with Vietnam War Hero and Helicopter Pilot Ret Major Frank Moreno
11/03/2021Ep. 144 A retired cop, shot multiple times at a domestic dispute call, now volunteers her time to help other police officers survive their physical and emotional trauma.
10/27/2021Ep. 143 A K-9 Sergeant teaches police across the country how to survive tactically and emotionally sharing his experiences having been in four separate gunfights.
10/20/2021Ep. 142 Veterans Draft House Bill to help police officers and other first responders
10/13/2021Ep. 141 Award-winning author and producer Kevin Jackson’s film Bleeding Blue shows the truth behind the lying media and politicians.
10/06/2021Ep. 140 Sharing her life-threatening marital story, the author of Victim No More! - Robin Cote headlines this very special Domestic Violence Awareness Episode.
09/29/2021Ep. 139 Sgt Glenn Topping shares the Hurt and Humor of a police career in South Florida
09/22/2021Ep. 138 Police Officer Roger Ballard is just one of many cops targeted and fired for private social media posts that cop-haters subjectivity deem are insensitive.
09/15/2021Ep. 137 Andre Alexsen and his A-team of first responders travel the globe, supporting law enforcement and performing record breaking, death-defying feats for their TV show: The Adrenaline Man
09/08/2021Ep. 136 Listen to a story of a career more than worth the ups and downs. The best Law Enforcement has to offer. Phoenix PD Asst. Chief Bryan Chapman
09/01/2021Ep. 135 Retired police officer Chris Hoyer talks about the mental wellness of surviving a police shooting in his book When That Day Comes Training For The Fight
08/25/2021Ep. 134 Looney Laws Special
08/18/2021Ep. 133 Cmdr Rizzo wrote Copikaze to help officers survive a career in law enforcement and to help citizens understand what it takes to be a police officer
08/11/2021Ep. 132 Detective Sean Reavie’s superhero based nonprofit Put on the Cape empowers child abuse victims to become super survivors
08/04/2021Ep. 131 Deputy Clyde Kerr’s last words about unity and “Only Life Matters” before his suicide has been distorted and falsified by the media to create more division
07/28/2021Ep. 130 Chief Chris Moore recounts the night two patrol officers were murdered and the leadership it took to help their squad mates survive massive PTSI
07/21/2021Ep. 129 Retired Chief Rey Nejo talks about how police work and sentencing is different on tribal land while also shares some death defying stories
07/15/2021Ep. 128 Retired Sgt. Michael Sugrue talks about surviving an encounter with a crazed knife wielding madman & saving lives, only to be attacked in civil court - why Qualified Immunity is important.
07/07/2021Ep. 127 The human lie detector Retired Detective Steven David Lampley talks about his expertise.
06/30/2021Ep. 126 In tribute to the COPS series creator’s death- veteran cameraman Rob Hart shares stories about filming those classic shows and their brotherhood with the COPS
06/23/2021Ep. 125 A living nightmare that can happen to any cop and how his wife’s journey against the injustice can help all police.
06/16/2021Ep. 124 Retired Army Ranger and best selling author Colonel Grossman talks about the current war on cops.
06/09/2021Ep. 123 Officer Brandon Griffith talks about the day he died and how his heartfelt nonprofit Blue Heart saves lives.
06/02/2021Ep. 122 Stories of World War 2 heroism by a little brother cop
05/26/2021Ep. 121 Memorial Day Special - 3 generations of veterans from WWII Battle of the Bulge, Vietnam and the Cold War and how they went from defending their country to protecting their community as cops.
05/19/2021Ep. 120 The dangers of online threats to our children and adding the anti- to social media
05/12/2021Ep. 119 A fire torched her police career but from the ashes she created the Kaylana Project that helps officers suffering from PTSD
05/05/2021Ep. 118 Badge Boys’ Fallen Police Officer Chris Farrar Tribute Special with Dr. Katherine Kuhlman
04/28/2021Ep. 117 A Badge Boys Fallen Hero Memorial Special
04/22/2021Ep. 116 A Debate Special between a Renowned Defense Attorney and Retired DA Prosecutor over the Elimination of Qualified Immunity for Police Officers
04/14/2021Ep. 115 Retired Homicide Detective Bill Hanson Talks about a Sex Crimes Murder Case That Hit Too Close To Home
04/07/2021Ep. 114 Cold Case murder special on the Jeff Bellemare murder case - Thanksgiving 2013
03/31/2021Ep. 113 101 Health Tips For Police Officers During This Difficult Time To Be A Cop
03/24/2021Ep. 112 Opposing views discussed as Kirk Nurmi preps for the Badge Boys Eliminating Qualified Immunity For Police Officers Debate
03/17/2021Ep. 111 The Atlanta Massage Parlors Massacre isn’t about the killer’s alleged sex addiction - it’s about a sexual predator’s homicidal desire
03/10/2021Ep. 110 Musician, firefighter and now podcast host - not even a tragic near death fall from a billboard can keep this good man down
03/03/2021Ep. 109 Police Dispatcher Turns Author and Uses Humorous Books to Help with PTSD
02/24/2021Ep. 108 Decorated NY Detective creates non-profit, Fund The First, as a trusted fundraiser platform
02/17/2021Ep. 107 From grieving his father’s unsolved murder to giving other families hope of justice with Project Cold Case
02/10/2021Ep. 106 The boys have fun with true crime podcaster Rebekah Sebastian
02/03/2021Ep. 105 Internet Crimes Expert Teaches parents and teachers how to keep kid’s safe from online sexual predators during the pandemic
01/27/2021Ep. 104 Badge Boys and Crimeaholics unite to help solve the murder of a man buried alive, to bring justice to his grieving mother
01/20/2021Ep. 103 A Spice Kingpin’s Cautionary Tale of Redemption and Rehabilitation
01/13/2021Ep. 102 Retired Cop and Forensic Computer Expert Helps Officers Keep their private information off the internet with OfficerPrivacy.com
01/06/2021Ep. 101 Hotshots team with Prisons to transform inmates into wild-land firefighting heroes
12/30/2020Ep. 100 Dave Pratt - The man behind the curtain, the creator of Badge Boys
12/24/2020Ep. 99 A Christmas gift from Military wives, helping Law Enforcement to solve crimes
12/23/2020Ep. 98 Portland - A tale of two cities; before and after defunding the police
12/16/2020Ep. 97 The one case that haunts you and the tenacious detective who wouldn't give up until he caught the monster
12/09/2020Ep. 96 Meet the most interesting man in the world - The Story Hustler, Mike Watkiss
12/02/2020Ep. 95 He reinvented himself from being a prisoner to saving lives as a Hotshot fighting wildfires in this rehabilitation story
11/25/2020Ep. 94 Happy Thanksgiving Day Special - We are grateful to our many listeners and today's guest, the Author of the Green Wall, DJ Vodika
11/18/2020Ep. 93 An exclusive interview with the cop who reported the very first child molestation case against Michael Jackson - ADULT CONTENT WARNING
11/11/2020Ep. 92 Surviving a critical incident and the aftermath. Sometimes the pool table has to wait
11/04/2020Ep. 91 Deputized civilian Charles Tangney talks about his stint catching homicide fugitives for this Election Day Special
10/28/2020Ep. 90 Let your vulnerability be your strength. The reality of law enforcement effects
10/21/2020Ep. 89 Det. Randall Snyder and Global Speaker Holly Dowling expose the insidiously evil world of Internet Crimes Against Children
10/14/2020Ep. 88 Helping first responders to empty their psychological garbage can - Under the Shield's Stress Coach Susan Simons
10/07/2020Ep. 87 From Post Incident Stress & Trauma in Law Enforcement (P.I.S.T.L.E.) to Post Traumatic Growth
09/30/2020Ep. 86 Brutally attacked by a homicidal Uncle and surviving the ordeal to tell the tale in Moving Mountains- a Hero's Journey
09/23/2020Ep. 85 Retired Cop sells home for Blue Line RV Adventures and travels the country as an ambassador for police
09/16/2020Ep. 84 Media Bias against police with LinkedIn silencing pro-police voices and CNN not reporting the violence and brutality to police
09/09/2020Ep. 83 Canadian Law Enforcement expert talks about their views of the riots from behind the border
08/26/2020Ep. 82 A tale of two lawless cities and the injured Cops who've been hurt by Politicians
08/19/2020Ep. 81 Cops wear bulletproof vests but how will Officers shield themselves from anti-police laws during this paradigm shift against law enforcement
08/12/2020Ep. 80 Child Crimes Detective’s Superhero Charity Saves Abused Children.
08/05/2020Ep. 79 A tale of two Chief's sharing their PTS stories
07/29/2020Ep. 78 The Righteous Rising from the Ashes of the Riots
07/22/2020Ep. 77 From training for the Olympics to saving lives as a cop. The perfect female role model
07/15/2020Ep. 76 Wonderful organizations honoring our Fallen Heroes and helping their families
07/08/2020Ep. 75 Our Fallen Heroes and How We Honor Them in Today's World
07/01/2020Ep. 74 Police career ending injury leads to a foundation helping wounded heroes
06/24/2020Ep. 73 From walking the beat to sitting on the bench - Judge Donald Watts
06/17/2020Ep. 72 A Forensic Consultant's Look at the Psychology of a Triple Homicide
06/10/2020Ep. 71 A Warriors Journey - From being a rookie cop on the reservation in the 70's with a broken gun to becoming a leader as the Gila River Chief of Police
06/03/2020Ep. 70 Retired ATF Agent & Author of Burn Boston Burn details the largest Arson Case In American history
05/27/2020Ep. 69 Rockford Files meets the Odd Couple
05/20/2020Ep. 68 Turning the power of addiction into the passion of reinventing a better you
05/13/2020Ep. 67 Working undercover and solving the infamous hot dog caper
05/06/2020Ep. 66 Helping our children one super hero at a time
04/29/2020Ep. 65 Special Covid-19 Edition with Law Enforcement Legend and Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona
04/22/2020Ep. 64 From saving yourself in foster care to saving our children from human trafficking
04/15/2020Ep. 63 A Rape Victim’s Journey of Moving Mountains With Her Words - A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Special
04/08/2020Ep. 62 Surviving Jodi Arias - A defense attorney’s journey
04/01/2020Ep. 61 Tribute to fallen Commander Greg Carnicle - When failure to comply leads to a heroes End of Watch
03/25/2020Ep. 60 Bella's back! Honoring her father and collecting police patches one city at a time
03/18/2020Ep. 59 With the Corona Virus outbreak, let's take a lesson from Chris Martin and mellow out
03/11/2020Ep. 58 How the love of a brother keeps a fallen Police Chief's legacy alive
03/04/2020Ep. 57 A police officers suicide and the fallout
02/26/2020Ep. 56 Suicide prevention is about connecting and inspiring hope - a survivor's story
02/19/2020Ep. 55 A real taste of Chicago PD
02/12/2020Ep. 54 Volunteering to back the blue and first responders
02/05/2020Ep. 53 The cop, the stalker and the mobsters. A true story!
01/29/2020Ep. 52 Life after police work and another dream come true
01/22/2020Ep. 51 Finding your voice and breaking free after being held hostage in the nation's longest prison stand off
01/15/2020Ep. 50 Bullet Proof - How a mother survived the murder of her children
01/08/2020Ep. 49 Patches for Bella - The legacy of fallen DPS Officer Christopher Marano
12/18/2019Ep. 48 Fallen Officer David Glasser - A story of heroism in a hail of bullets
12/11/2019Ep. 47 Expect nothing but be ready for anything - Surviving a lethal encounter behind the badge
12/04/2019Ep. 46 Delving deep into the Bill of Rights. Do we really know what it means?
11/27/2019Ep. 45 Front Toward Enemy - A Gold Star Widows Journey
11/20/2019Ep. 44 A rookie cops journey of corruption, hookers and redemption
11/13/2019Ep. 43 A shotgun blast to the face and still walking tall, wearing the badge
11/06/2019Ep. 42 A cop with cancer - As a first responder, this episode may save your life!
10/30/2019Ep. 41 Lights, camera, action! From behind the badge to now behind the camera producing real-life cop stories
10/23/2019Ep. 40 The strategies of surveillance
10/09/2019Ep. 38 From working detective cases to running a police department
10/02/2019Ep. 37 From atrocities to surviving a war zone as an International cop
09/25/2019Ep. 36 Proclaimed nuclear cockroach survives anti-cop group's efforts and continues to help community and police
09/18/2019Ep. 35 Every cop has a story to tell. From fan to guest: King County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Chief, Troy Olmsted
09/11/2019Ep. 34 9/11 Tower Survivor and First Responders Special Edition
09/05/2019Ep. 33 Surviving an active shooter in the workplace with Dave Acosta
09/04/2019Ep. 32 How to prepare and fight back in our new normal of mass shootings
08/28/2019Ep. 31 Laughter behind the badge: Even cops have a funny bone
08/21/2019Ep. 30 Surviving the aftermath of being taken hostage in the nation's longest prison stand-off
08/14/2019Ep. 29 Terror behind the badge: Being held captive during the nation's longest prison stand-off
08/07/2019Ep. 28 From saving lives at crash sites to saving souls, this Houston Deputy turned chaplain does it all
07/31/2019Ep. 27 Overcoming the trauma of the Oklahoma City bombing with Retired Firefighter Chris Fields
07/24/2019Ep. 26 Retired cop breaks international kidnapping trade
07/17/2019Ep. 25 The tales of Titanium Trish: From bullets to beaus
07/10/2019Ep. 24 999- Officer Down. Honoring the memory of Police Officer Marc Atkinson
07/03/2019Ep. 23 What they risked for our Independence
06/26/2019Ep. 22 Angels on Patrol and Charley's Heroes
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!! The night a gunman took a newsroom hostage, with legendary broadcaster Mary Jo West