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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thinking Beyond Life

The October 26, 2013, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Chief Michael T. Force and Assistant Chief Chris Digiuseppi, the authors of The Fallen: The Light Bringer: Book Two.

Program Date:  October 26, 2013
Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: Thinking Beyond Life

About the Guests
Chief Michael T. Force, Lake Saint Louis Police Department, “is originally from Philadelphia but moved to Lake Saint Louis after retirement from the Marine Corps in 1992 after 22 years of service to our country. His career in the Marine Corps included 12 years as an enlisted Infantryman where he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant followed by 10 years of service as a Military Policeman with retirement as a Captain. In 1992, Mike moved to Missouri to accept a position as Chief of Police of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri where he continues to serve his community in that capacity.

Mike is a graduate of the 152nd session of the FBI National Academy with over 30 years in Law Enforcement with numerous certifications in various areas of law, forensics, investigations and criminology. He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police where he chairs the Ethics Subcommittee of the Professional Standards, Image and Ethics Committee. He is a member of a number of professional boards and very active in veterans affairs and programs to help our Wounded Warriors and their families. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University”

Assistant Chief Chris Digiuseppi, began his law enforcement career with the Lake Saint Louis Police Department in 1992.  “Throughout his career he’s held numerous position including the Department’s DARE officer, public relations officer, first line supervisor and shift commander, operations commander and currently Assistant Chief of Police. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, 152nd session and a graduate of the FBI National Academy 215th session where he trained with their legal staff, communications division and behavioral science unit in various aspects of law enforcement including leadership, forensics and criminal investigations.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a Masters of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.” Chief Michael T. Force and Assistant Chief Chris Digiuseppi are the authors of The Fallen: The Light Bringer: Book Two.

According to the book description, “Police Lieutenant Alan Crane is back for the second installment in The Light Bringer trilogy. In The Fallen, our main character continues on his epic, supernatural journey chasing an answer to the question that has plagued him for too many years—Why do people die? Readers will follow Crane into another fantastic adventure beyond this world while delving deeper into the mystery of death. Good and evil collide once again as Alan Crane and his supernatural companion, Michael Simmons, discover that the darkness is now entering the world of the living. This story will take readers on an incredible quest that leads our heroes to seek the true motives of The Fallen. The question now lingering is just how it will all end.”

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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