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Sunday, September 29, 2013

God, the Gunman and Me

The October 19, 2013, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with law enforcement professional Jeanne Assam the author of God, the Gunman and Me.

Program Date:  October 19, 2013
Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: God, the Gunman and Me

About the Guest
Jeanne Assam “is the police officer who shot and killed gunman Matthew Murray who entered new life church on Dec. 9, 2007 after he had shot 4 people in Arvada, killing 2, and wounding 2 others. Later that same day, Murray drove to new life church in Colorado Springs where he and Jeanne engaged in a shootout inside the church after Murray shot 4 more people, killing 2 sisters in the parking lot. Her background includes several years as a patrol officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, Criminal Investigator for the State of Colorado, and as a Parole Officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections.” Jeanne Assam is the author of God, the Gunman & Me.

According to the book description of God, the Gunman & Me, “In God, the Gunman and Me, Jeanne Assam recounts the actual events that occurred on that ill-fated day in early December, 2007, when a gunman came into a 10,000 member church in Colorado Springs, CO, firing a high-powered rifle. Interwoven throughout her account are glimpses of two pasts that echo the same depression, longing, and brokenness. Two people with remarkably different stories met for the first time in church. At that holy intersection, they pointed their guns at each other. Similar stories.  Different endings.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.
About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

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