What is it like to be involved in a police shooting?

You’re on high alert, talking to a hostile man with a gun in his hand. Minutes seem like hours. Suddenly his gun comes swinging up at you, and you fire before he can hurt you or anyone else.

Ever wonder how the officers involved in a critical incident feel after pulling the trigger? What their family and friends go through? How long the investigation continues afterward? Not only are you affected by the event, but also by what could’ve been, the aftermath and the recovery.

This past week on my weekly podcast The Steve Warneke Show, I had special guests Dustin and his wife Jenna, who offered to share their story of Dustin’s officer-involved shooting that occurred during his time on the job with the Denver Police Department.

Watch their powerful story here:

Steve Warneke is a retired sergeant, contributor, broadcaster, police expert, and author of From Boy To Blue. You can find podcasts and more from Steve at www.SteveWarneke.com.