10-88! OFFICER DOWN
The story of an officer involved shooting, the politics involved
and his survival of the PTSD that resulted from it all.
10-88! OFFICER DOWN is an inspirational story about author Dustin Reichert working hard to obtain his dream job as be a police officer. After a violent gun battle in May 2003 Dustin would find his life and career in complete turmoil as he was trying navigate the investigative process, the internal reviews, politics and a misunderstanding of the PTSD that resulted from it all.
Most importantly, this is a story about how Dustin searched inside himself to find a pathway to healing using the power of the positive mind and forgiveness.
A glimpse into the realities law enforcement officers deal with, without the sugar coating. Not only do you feel the raw emotions of the incident but Dustin also brings you on his journey. The feelings are real; anger, resentment, happiness, joy and laughter to name a few. If you're looking for a book that pulls you in, this is a book for you! You don't want to miss out!
From Kristina M.
I received my book in the mail yesterday. I cracked it open this morning and started reading after I got the kids off to school and completed some chores. I looked up and 12 chapters later it's 11:30. Wow. I can't believe this book. It is so amazing! Thank you for putting your real life situation in print. It really does help one understand what those behind the badge go through. Thank you again and here's to wishing you continued success!
By Missy on January 23, 2017
Facebook Message by Tracy F.
So I just finished reading your book. Wow! I'm not much of a reader, but once I started, i had a hard time putting it down.
I am disappointed in how your were treated but amazed at how you've overcome everything. You are truly an amazing individual and I'm proud to be able to call you a friend.
Facebook Posting by Jeremy W.
I am very much that guy that struggles to read, read a page and read it again because my mind wonders. This book i got from Dustin Reichert telling his story of being shot responding to a noise complaint kept my attention. For once in my my i actually didn't want to put the book down. Great job!
Facebook Posting by Tami S.
Reading this chapter when the actual shooting took place made my heart race. Which is ridiculous since I obviously know Dustin Reichert survived the shooting and is doing just fine now! But just reading the details and the personal thoughts during such an ordeal is hard for me. Though I'm eager to read more, again knowing it has a happy ending!
Facebook Posting by Michael L.
Tonight in the mail, I received my friend Dustin Reichert's book, 10-88! Officer Down and read entire thing. I don't want to give away any spoilers but I'll just say this- if you buy a copy (which everyone should), you won't need the bookmark it comes with!
Dustin, I am so humbled and proud to know you and call you a friend. Your writing style, experiences and story are truly inspiring. It's not enough to say "Thanks" for your service as a law enforcement officer and for fighting the good fight, but I am very thankful and appreciative of the service you gave. Thank you for sharing your story with me and giving an insight into the struggles and healing you've endured. This was quite possibly the best book I've ever read and knowing it was written by and and about someone you know made it all the more special.
From Lisa P.
I got my signed copy today. I started reading it on my lunch break and couldn't wait to get a little more reading in before I fall asleep. Thank you for sharing your story Dustin Reichert. I'm thanking God that you are still here to tell it, and praying that this will help others with similar struggles, and also that it brings awareness and support to the law enforcement and military that put their lives on the line for us everyday. Our true heros.
From Sam M.
Let's see. I got this book in the mail this afternoon and I could not wait to start reading it. Once I started I couldn't put it down. It's 2am and I finally finished it! I have not been this captivated by a book in a long time. In fact, the last two that I started, I abandoned after months of trying to finish them. And for the record Dustin Reichert, your audience is much larger than those involved in law enforcement.
From Laurie K.
Thanks Dustin. I can't put it down.
From Lisa P.
So....I started reading this Monday....and don't have much for free time....but a couple late nights (which some don't understand! As I do have to get up and go to work in the mornings!) and here it's Wednesday....ok....early Thursday....and I have finished reading it already. So much for brining it on vacation! That's a week away. Dustin all I can say is Wow. I knew some of this and I could only imagine some of the things you would deal with just from the shooting itself, physical and emotional healing....but the rest.... wow. I am glad you have found forgiveness for others....it is true that forgiveness isn't always for the other person, and forgiving someone doesn't not mean what they said or did was right or wrong.... it is many times for ourselves so we can move on. Releasing that power they have over us by holding on to that anger. When we harbor that anger and choose not to forgive it really does only hurt ourselves. And sometimes harder than forgiving others is forgiving ourselves. We all make mistakes. Not one of us is perfect. I truly do pray that this book continues your healing process. I am sure it felt good to get it all down on paper and share all of it, not just bits and pieces here and there. I pray you feel the support and love all around you and your family. God Bless you.