My Life Experiences · 10/25/2017

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Not necessarily in order or chronological: In Portsmouth Ohio. Born 1953. Cutting grass. Shoveling snow. Raised a Methodist. Attending Gramma’s Baptist church. Selling Christmas Holly. Selling “Grit” newspapers. Paper Boy. Soap Box Derby driver. Boy Scouts. Having “spirits” (demons) haunting/interact with me (against my will) since the sixth grade. Small game hunting. Fishing. Water Safety Instructor. Life Guard. Competition swimmer and diver. (Dreamland Pool Divers’ “Hall of Fame” inductee). Trained for the Olympics in first Trampoline in the early 1960’s and in diving in the mid-1960’s (Trampoline Coach died suddenly of cancer and my Diving Coach died of a sudden heart attack). Swimming Instructor. Taught swimming to the mentally handicapped. Scub Diver Training-cleaned Dreamland Pool drains. Diving Instructor. Tire warehouse person and tire changer. Columbia Theater Assistant Manager. Photographer. Speedboat Crash Response boat member. Motorcycle races crash Response team. Red Cross Volunteer. Baseball. Elementary and Junior High School Football and Basketball. High School Wrestling and Golf Team. Drummer/Lead singer in rock band-High School/College. Emergency Medical Technician. First Aid Responder. City/County Ambulance EMT. Three years College-two year degree. Corn Farmer. Became a Catholic after marrying (1974) first wife-1980. Sheriff’s Undercover Narcotics Investigator. Jailer. Dispatcher. Police Academy. Road Patrol Deputy Sheriff. Special Deputy Training Officer. Sheriff’s Juvenile Unit Investigator. Sheriff’s Narcotic Investigation Unit Lead Deputy. Sheriff’s Investigator. City Police Officer. PT Field Cameraman for WSAZ Ch. 3 News, Huntington W. Va. A few hours away from a private pilot’s license (stopped because Wife pregnant with Nicole and almost crashed while practicing “Take Off & Departure” Stalls.) City Police Training Officer. PT Insulation Installer. PT Insurance Building Inspector. City Prosecutors’ Investigator. Marietta Ohio- State Arson Investigator. Firefighter. Portsmouth/Wheelersburg Ohio- Certified Fire Investigator. 2nd Degree Black Belt in Ko Sutemi Seii Kan Japanese Karate. Karate Competitions- One Third place fighting/sparring as a Yellow Belt and one First Place, fighting/sparring as a Green Belt. Insurance Investigator. Insurance Adjuster. Chief Investigator for a a Pittsburgh Pa. Law Firm. 12 weeks of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)/“no rules” fighting-6 bouts-Record 5 wins and 1 loss. Bookstore Manager. Cosmetics Salesman. Child/Baby Photographer. Martial Arts Instructor. In Columbus Ohio area- Martial Arts Studio/Dojo Owner. A Divorce after 20 years and two daughters-1994. Private Investigator. Carpenter’s Helper. Compacting Machine Operator then Job Coach for clients of the Fairfield County ARC-Mentally Handicapped. Private Security Officer. Lived at Lancaster Ohio. Federal Bank Police Officer. Remarried in 12/1994. Temp Agency Factory line/Warehouse Worker. Forklift operator. Hocking Hills Golf Course Warden. General Dispatch Courier. Bank Courier. Bank Courier Location Manager. Over the Road Truck Driver. Portsmouth Ohio- Sheriff’s Captain of Investigation. Honda air conditioner parts machine operator. Columbus Ohio- Municipal Court Security Officer/Bailiff. Juvenile Court Security Officer. Lived at Chillicothe Ohio- Undercover Sheriff’s Corruption Investigator. “Ghost Hunter”. Store Detective. Discover Card Fraud Investigator. In the South’s Gulf Coast- Federal Department of Protection/FEMA Private Contract Police Officer-Katrina rebuilding areas. Security Officer, then Chief at GE Plastics Security-Katrina rebuilding area. Ship Building company Security Officer -Katrina area. Hospital Security Officer. Chief of private Security Company-Birmingham Office. Columbus Ohio- Rental Car Company Security. Healthcare Company Security. Garbage Man. Janitor. Janitor Supervisor-Victoria’s Secrets HQ. 2007- Disabled by a combination misdiagnosed burst appendix and Psoriatic Arthritis. Giving my life to Jesus Christ as a “born again” follower, (John 3) in 2009 after a visit from Jesus, Moses and Elijah. (Yeah! Hard for me to believe too but happened!) Joined an evangelical church in Mississippi in 2011 and being baptized a third time by immersion. (Third time’s a charm?!:-)
Besides almost dying from sepsis following the burst appendix, I should’ve died over twenty times over my lifetime. From being breech/cord wrapping my neck/stillborn at birth, to drowning at age five, to a closeup shotgun blast from a barricaded hostage taker, to automobile wrecks as a Cop, to being ambushed with a knife -THREE times!!, to being choked out by an arrestee on the hood of my cruiser, to escaping from a burning house after getting trapped, to being miraculously pulled out a gasoline explosion, to the appendicitis-and many more! Each time I escaped death or severe injuries by miraculous circumstances. “Only by the Grace of God” Say I !!!
Looking back as I compiled this list, it appears and I have to admit I’ve had quite an adventurous life. However, I have a regret (and warning) to those who read this. The great regret is that I didn’t spend more time with my family and children. If I could, I would trade ALL of these experiences to be with my kids more!
***Looking back as I compiled this list, it appears and I have to admit I’ve had quite an adventurous life. However, I have a regret (and warning) to those who read this. The great regret is that I didn’t spend more time with my family and children. If I could, I would trade ALL of these experiences to be with my kids more!***

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