On a dark Texas night, Police Officer Anna Carrizales made a traffic stop just like she had hundreds of times before. But this one would change her life forever. Listen to the compelling interview with Host Randy Sutton. It is a story of courage, heroism, pain and the long journey back from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a hero’s story.
Officer Ann Carrizales has over 13 years of combined Military and Civilian police experience to include undercover gang investigations. She joined the Stafford Police Dept in 2010 and has survived two officer involved shootings, most recently in October 2013 where she was shot in the face and chest during a traffic stop. She is currently with the Meadows Place (TX) Police Department and travels nationally/internationally sharing her story of survival with various police agencies, universities, churches, and other groups. She shares her experience in raw, sometimes emotional detail, in the hopes of inspiring others to remain in the fight and never quit. Officer Carrizales focuses on important aspects of survival mindset and discusses her experiences with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is her goal to inspire all law enforcement officers to re-evaluate their own officer safety practices and evoke a NEVER QUIT mentality that is vital to the survival of all officers fighting the war on crime. In addition, she hopes to empower others through her own painful experiences, sharing with them the tools to endure battles both on the job and in their personal lives.