June 15, 2022

Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast: Retired LEO’s Keith Knotek and Mario Oliveria and Their Stories and Hope and Inspiration

Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast: Retired LEO’s Keith Knotek and Mario Oliveria and Their Stories and Hope and Inspiration

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast. A top ranked show because of YOU, the listener and supporter. Please pass this episode, and the cjevolution.com website to others. Please give us that 5-Star Rating on Apple Podca...


Hello everyone and welcome back to the Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast. A top ranked show because of YOU, the listener and supporter. Please pass this episode, and the cjevolution.com website to others. Please give us that 5-Star Rating on Apple Podcasts.

A big thank you to YOU, the first responder professional. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the great work. 

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Such and honor to have fellow officers Keith Knotek and Mario Oliveria on the show. 

Keith Knotek is a retired sheriff’s sergeant and police commander with thirty years of law enforcement experience in California. Continuous exposure to violence and unaddressed trauma led to issues with post-traumatic stress and depression. Finally broken and brought down to his knees, Keith turned to Jesus Christ for help. Keith experienced forgiveness, redemption, and healing as his spiritual connection with God grew. Now he speaks about good mental health and how to achieve wellness through working a holistic program of recovery and resilience. Keith has been featured on television, radio, and podcasts giving his message of hope and recovery. His first book, From Sorrow To Amazing Grace: One Cop's Journey (with a foreword by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman) was released in May 2020. Keith is also the co-writer and executive producer for the faith-based film, One Cop's Journey, released in March 2022. His latest book, Gunrunner, was released in May 2022, and is currently a Bestseller on Amazon.

Find Keith here: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-knotek/ 

Gunrunner - By Keith Knotek and Mario Oliveria:

https://www.amazon.com/Sorrow-Amazing-Grace-Cops-Journey/dp/1644680300 

Just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, Mario Oliveira was serving an arrest warrant in Somerville when he was shot six times in the chest, stomach and arm at point-blank range by a gun-trafficking suspect. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries by Dr. David King, a trauma services doctor who is also famous for his work on victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Mario’s heart stopped twice on the operating table but ultimately the surgical team was able to save his life. Five months later, he returned to work but suffered a heart attack in November 2011 and learned he would no longer be able to serve as a police officer due to the severity of his injuries from being shot the year before. Five years later, in June 2015, Mario also suffered a stroke as a result of the shooting.

Through his work with V.I.P.O., he now dedicates his life to making sure that other officers and their families will have the resources they need when a law enforcement officer is killed or violently injured in the line of duty.

Find Mario here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-oliveira-23ab03160/ 

https://vipo911.org/ 

 

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Patrick