EP 30 – What’s the Purpose of all of This – Officer Dawn Bracero

Police officer Dawn Bracero has been in law enforcement for 4 years in the state of Texas. Dawn is the first police officer in family and although it was always something she had an interested in, she chose a different path…. Banking!

After 8 years of working as a banker, Dawn at the age of 30, decided it was time to do what she really wanted to do, become a police officer.

She explained the challenge's she faced trying to work full time and attend the police academy on the weekend. Dawn also described the struggle she faced as a female officer during her time at the academy.

Once finally getting into the profession and on the job, Dawn soon discovered the realities of police work. She shared a low point for her, after a series of events in her personal life and how a gruesome event on the job, has caused her to have to deal with a unfortunate occurrence in our profession…. PTSD!

In these episode you can hear all of these conversations with Dawn plus more.

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Getting to Know Dawn

Dig Deeper 

Post Pic of you in black under armor shirt looks like you're getting ready for work. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.Mother Teresa” 

  • When youre really down or mad, who or what is the one thing or person that can always make you smile?
  • What was the last thing you were really mad about

Post Locker room selfie: Dont judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.Robert Louis Stevenson 

  • Once youre done planting seeds, what would you like for your harvest to look like?
  • Are you ok if some of those seeds dont produce any harvest

Post Another work selfie about 7 weeks ago: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle.” 

  • If you were not doing police work, what would you be doing?
  • When was the last time, if ever, youve settled for something

Post Selfie at the gym: Ive come to believe that all my past failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” — Tony Robbins 

  • Whats been your biggest failure or frustration?
  • Is there anything youve failed at numerous times but eventually succeeded at

Post Pic of you and partner you holding a pic of a dog

  • Can you explain what Rainbow Bridge is

Random Seven 

  • Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous?
  • What was the last spontaneous thing you've done?
  • Would you rather explore a new planet or the depths of the ocean?
  • In what way are you too hard on yourself?
  • When you meet a new person do you like to talk about yourself or prefer to let them talk
  • If you were required by law to get a full body tattoo what would you get?
  • Whats your favorite travel gadget?
  • Would you be more afraid of getting lost in the jungle or in the desert

This or That Have to answer why 

  • Facebook, Instagram or TikTok 
  • Overachiever or slacker
  • Apple or Android Vacation or Staycation 
  • Doritos or Cheetos 
  • Apple or Android 
  • Michael Jackson or Prince 
  • Minivan or station wagon 

Vacation contest Text OFFDUTY to 8339893124