Former Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis “TJ” Miller talks about his career ending injury. One of the most common in Law Enforcement and simple things that departments can do to decrease the frequency of these injuries. He talks about the lack of support that he and others receive from their agency. Plus, the surprising and successful career options he found after Law Enforcement. Profiles In Courage – Injured On The Job And Abandoned By Their Law Enforcement Agency – Travis Miller in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Travis Miller. Profiles In Courage – Injured On The Job And Abandoned By Their Law Enforcement Agency – Travis Miller)

Travis “TJ” Miller was a veteran deputy of the Ventura County California Sheriff’s Department. His long career was cut short by one of the most common and frequent career ending injuries. No, it wasn’t a gun shot or stabbing injury.

The injury is one that can easily be decreased by changing officer equipment, such as load bearing outer vests. However, many departments are reluctant to make these changes because of cost, or fear of the “optics” on how the gear is perceived by the media or public.

(Photo from Travis Miller. Profiles In Courage – Injured On The Job And Abandoned By Their Law Enforcement Agency – Travis Miller)

Once, it was determined that he could no longer do full duty law enforcement work, he endured a long stalemate with the agency. The agency made no attempts to find a position a limited duty position that matched his skill sets and experience.

During the long drawn out stalemate, and unable to work since he was still employed by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Travis Miller decided to resign, so he could seek employment elsewhere. During that process he and his family suffered extreme financial hardship and lost much of what they had.

(Photo from Travis Miller. Profiles In Courage – Injured On The Job And Abandoned By Their Law Enforcement Agency)

Plus, when his law enforcement career ended prematurely he found much success in the private sector. He talks about the skillsets developed by law enforcement officers and how they are in demand in the private sector.

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(Photos from Travis Miller, compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – Injured On The Job And Abandoned By Their Law Enforcement Agency)

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