Daril was shot as a rookie policeman

Episode 74,  Mar 12, 2021, 08:00 AM

Daril was a rookie police officer in Denver. He was working on a quiet Sunday morning, and made a “routine” traffic stop that was anything but routine. The man he stopped had just escaped from prison and would do anything to avoid going back.

When you’re a police officer, one of the things you learn as part of your training is that there’s no such thing as a routine encounter, or a “regular” traffic stop. In most cases, you don’t know the person you’re about to interact with, or if they have a criminal history, or how desperate they might be.
My guest today, Daril, found that out the hard way. He was a rookie officer, working the morning shift on a weekend, and he wasn’t necessarily expecting anything exciting to happen. But then he unknowingly crossed paths with a career criminal who had recently escaped from prison, and that man was determined to do anything to avoid being captured.

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