End of Watch. Mount Rainier National Park.

Episode 120,   Jan 02, 05:00 AM

*Please note, this episode includes descriptions of domestic violence and an active shooting* 

I wish I had your job! If you’ve ever heard that and cringed – chances are people have a skewed idea of what you actually do. No one knows this to be more true that NPS LE Rangers. Yes, they are employed in some of the most beautiful places on Earth - but they also hold some of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and are often not recognized for it. When an active shooter enters Mount Rainier National Park on New Years day 2012, Margaret Anderson would pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep the people and the place she loved the most, safe. 

If you or someone you know are experiencing PTSD or other trauma related symptoms and are in need of support, please visit National Center for PTSD . To find a community based counseling center near you, please visit Vet Centers. The VA Crisis Line can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

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