“There is an old saying in police work that Complacency Kills. I guess I got complacent for a few seconds and it almost cost me my life.” Profiles In Courage – Shot 10 Times And Left On The Road To Die – Staff Sgt. Dub Gillum is featured in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Dub Gillum facebook page, Profiles In Courage – Shot 10 Times And Left On The Road To Die – Staff Sgt. Dub Gillum)

From an article on yourstephenvilletx.com, Texas State Trooper and Safety Officer Dub Gillum who was shot repeatedly during a routine traffic stop on Oct 1, 1998. On that night he was shot 10 times in less than 3 seconds by the driver − a wanted felon.

As he approached the pickup with his clipboard and flashlight attempting to locate the driver in the truck, the driver said, “What’s the problem, officer?”

Gillum continued toward the driver’s side door and he explained that he experienced, “The loud ringing of gunshots were heard and I felt my face stinging.

“Time seemed to slow − my first thought was the driver was shooting at me, the second was to move, get out of the way, and the third was to return fire.”

(Photo from Dub Gillum. Profiles In Courage – Shot 10 Times And Left On The Road To Die – Staff Sgt. Dub Gillum)

Dub Gillum was blinded by the shot to his temple so could not return fire. He fell on the roadway, the shooter pulled off and two other vehicles had to swerve to avoid hitting him as he lay there. He credits a passerby for coming to his aid and blocking the roadway with his pickup and trailer until the ambulance arrived.

Gillum spent the next two weeks in the hospital, then 14 months of recuperation at home, and endured 10 surgeries to save his eyesight.

Part of Dub’s mission is to share his story with other law enforcement officers and to help those who have experienced trauma during.

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(Photos from Dub Gillum, compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – Shot 10 Times And Left On The Road To Die – Staff Sgt. Dub Gillum)

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