The Stay Amazing Show

Episode 5: Jason Schechterle

February 20, 2020

Growing up, Jason had one dream - to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspired by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn.

On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab traveling over 100 miles per hour crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 1200 degrees. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason surprisingly survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted

Through faith, love from his family, his law enforcement community and determination, he now shares his Amazing story of life, rebirth and transformation.

His book "Burning Shield" is a must read for anyone who wants to see what true resilience and the human spirit can accomplish.He is also a keynote speaker and has a podcast, Badge Boys, showing the good that Police offers do. To book Jason and to purchase his book, visit his website, BurningShield.com

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