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April 30, 2021

11. K9 Cop to Dad with a Special Needs Child Interview with Jerry Turning

11. K9 Cop to Dad with a Special Needs Child Interview with Jerry Turning

Sandee is talking with Gerald "Jerry" Turning, a decorated K9 police captain, and the founder of Blue Bridge Training—a company for first responders to teach them how to respond to calls with people with special needs. He is the author of a novel called D

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🐕 Sandee had to give her Goldendoodles, Luke and Lacey, up for adoption. 0:51

🐶 After the pandemic hit, Sandee could not find a pet to rescue, so they got a little Yorkie-poo. 2:36

👮🏻‍♂️ Jerry is a freshly retired canine police officer. 5:27

🐕‍🦺 Being a canine officer is a large responsibility and a very stressful job because the dogs he is working with are not pets. 07:06

🚨 'Good boy' has a totally different meaning when you have a police dog. 9:40

🤗 When Jerry was promoted to the rank of Captain in the police department, he had to be in the office all the time and his dog was retired and enjoyed life at home with him. 13:36

👦🏻 Jerry's son was diagnosed with autism in 2007, and it changed the life of their family. 16:12

✍🏻 The writing was the outlet Jerry used to handle his emotions and cope with issues he was facing. 19:44

🤷‍♂️ Dads feel like it's their job to fix things. 24:24

😇 Eric is a verbal autistic teenager with a large vocabulary. 29:20

🥺 Comparison is a terrible and nasty beast. 33:26

🙏🏻 Jerry realized he's being blessed, and that he is a better person and father because of his son. 37:48

💥 Writing a novel was a great and cathartic experience for Jerry. 39:11

🙃 Developing a fictional character for the book raised some questions from Jerry's relatives and community. 41:40

💪🏻 Jerry founded Blue Bridge Training company in order to provide training on autism to police and fire departments, and also to EMS search and rescue teams. 47:53


🔗 Connect with Jerry:

Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/BaconandJuiceBoxes

Book "Desperate Pursuits" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Q5YN65B

Blog: https://www.baconandjuiceboxes.com/

Company: https://www.bluebridgetraining.com


Connect with Sandee


Sandee’s book: https://sandeesgarlata.com/the-book