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The Loring Guenther Story

OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PODCAST

Release Date: 05/18/2023

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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PODCAST

 In each episode of the Officer Down Memorial Podcast, Sheriff Scott Rose shares the stories of how these men and women heroically lost their lives in the Line of Duty. This podcasts gives you a glimpse of what law enforcement officers and their families go through every day to help keep our communities safe. These stories take you back in time to the era and the community where we lost these heroes. You'll feel like you were there when we lost these officers.   These stories are real and raw. Our mission is to ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten, and to show how our men and...

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Minnesota State Trooper Tim Bowe was one of those cops you wanted to partner with, the one you wanted to back you on a call, the one first through the door - athletic, big, strong, and tough.  Wednesday November 22nd we'll take you back to June of 1997 where we'll share his entire story and walk you through the night when we lost this hero.  Click here to listen to a preview of the Tim Bowe Story, brought to you in part by Law Enforcement Labor Services in Minnesota.      

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In this special episode, we'll talk about some of the stories coming soon on the podcast and we share Scott's visit with the Tom Barnard Show on the morning of National Law Enforcement Memorial Day.  If you haven't checked out Tom's show, it's a must to add to your podcast list.  Tom and his crew are so much fun to listen to and start your day! You can find out more at or search for the the Tom Barnard Show in your App Store or anywhere you listen to podcasts.   We're always looking for new fallen hero stories to share so if you have a story you feel needs to be told,...

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In this special episode I'm on the air in Tuscon AZ with Ben Buehler-Garcia from American Warrior Radio hosting the Buckmaster Radio show along with Nohemy Hite from the Erik Hite Foundation - Nohemy shares her husband's story along with their foundation, I talk about the Officer Down Memorial Podcast, and we discuss the importance of remembering and honoring our fallen.  Nohemy's mission is inspiring and I love the work her foundation is doing for First Responders.  It was truly an honor to be on the show with her and Ben.  Click here to learn more about the Erik Hite...

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A local law enforcement leader everyone loved and recognized, a cop everyone in this small rural county knew and loved. Loring Guenther moved to this community to make a difference, and he left a positive impact on everyone he ever came into contact with.  A series of office scandals and indiscretions, along with a new Sheriff who's leadership style did not align with Loring's, created a toxic work environment, an environment that Loring felt was his responsibility to protect his staff from.  Loring had a big heart and loved his staff.  He was always there for everyone during...

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A local law enforcement leader everyone loved and recognized, a cop everyone in this small rural county knew and loved. Loring Guenther moved to this community to make a difference, and he left a positive impact on everyone he ever came into contact with.  A series of office scandals and indiscretions, along with a new Sheriff who's leadership style did not align with Loring's, created a toxic work environment, an environment that Loring felt was his responsibility to protect his staff from.  Loring had a big heart and loved his staff.  He was always there for everyone during this time and in the end, the stress was more than his big heart could handle.  This is a story about cumulative stress and the importance of law enforcement leaders creating healthy working cultures for their staff, who already take on an incredible amount of stress with this career.  This is a story about one of Scott Rose's best friends at work, one of the stories that influenced him to start this podcast. 
 
This episode is sponsored by our friends at Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.
 
Click here if you are interested learning how you can support this podcast and the National COPS organization: www.glow.fm/officerdownmemorialpodcast
 
WARNING - Strong language and disturbing content may be disturbing to some listeners. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available 24/7 from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 988 on your cell phone or 1-800-273-TALK. Help is just a phone call away.