“It was okay to finally take a deep breath . . .”

“David’s presence provides calmness and a safe place to talk for not only the first responders but for people- like me- who love them. I have seen firsthand the impact that Call for Backup can have on officers and their families. I saw a fallen Dallas Police Officer’s mother smile in July for the first time since her son was killed in April after talking with David. And I heard the relief in my brother’s voice when he called me after taking the Call for Backup training at his Department. It was as if he knew it was okay to finally take a deep breath and begin the process of treating those emotional wounds after responding to a police officer’s worst nightmare just a couple of months ago.”

– Kristen O’Hare, police family member and advocate

Published by Chaplain David Edwards

David is a police chaplain, author, and educator, and is affectionately known as "Pa" to his grandkids. David is board certified in crisis response and pastoral counseling, and is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.