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Responder Resilience, April 10, 2024

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S4 E15 Duty, Depression, and Deliverance with guest, Rob Rudewicz, Retired Police Captain
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Join us as we uncover the strength of the human spirit with guest, Rob Rudewicz, Retired Police Captain

Join us as we uncover the strength of the human spirit, as seen through the journey of retired Hartford Police Department Captain Rob Rudewicz

Headlined Show, Responder Resilience April 10, 2024

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In this eye-opening episode of our podcast, we delve into the life of Rob Rudewicz, a man whose career in law enforcement spanned two decades, culminating in his retirement as a Captain from the Hartford Police Department. Rob's journey is not just a tale of policing a city he grew up in, but it's also a raw exploration of his own personal battles with addiction, depression, and anxiety. His story is one of vulnerability and courage, as he shares his experiences with unflinching honesty, offering listeners a rare glimpse into the complexities of life behind the badge.

Rob's tenure in the police force was marked by both traditional and non-traditional roles, even serving as acting chief of police, which brought its own unique set of challenges and triumphs. We explore how these experiences intertwined with his early life traumas, further complicating his journey towards recovery. The conversation takes a deep dive into the ways in which the pressures of the job exacerbated Rob's struggles with addiction, and how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) played a role in his depression.

Adding another layer to his inspiring story, Rob discusses his contribution to "The Expand Man Chronicles," a recently published book that sheds light on personal transformation and recovery. This episode is not just about the struggles; it's about overcoming them. It's about Rob Rudewicz's ultimate success in finding true recovery and the lessons we can all learn from his journey. Join us as we uncover the resilience of the human spirit, through the eyes of a man who faced his demons and emerged victorious.

Guest, Rob Rudewicz

Guest Name
Rob Rudewicz
Guest Occupation
Retired Police Captain and Author
Guest Biography

Rob Rudewicz retired at the rank of Captain from the Hartford Police Department after a successful 20 year career. He held a variety of traditional and non traditional positions including acting chief of police. His early experiences growing up in the city combined with his police career contributed to a long term battle with addiction to alcohol, depression and anxiety. He shares his struggles over the years as well as his ultimate success in finding true recovery, honestly and openly in this podcast. 

Responder Resilience

Step into the world of real-life heroes with RESPONDER RESILIENCE, an insightful podcast that sheds light on the challenges and triumphs of firefighters, EMTs, dispatchers, and law enforcement professionals. Hear firsthand accounts from our community's finest as they discuss critical issues on the job and share their experiences with hosts Lt. David Dachinger (ret.), Bonnie Rumilly LCSW/EMT and Dr. Stacy Raymond. Explore topics of mental and physical wellness with emergency services thought leaders, and get ready to be inspired and gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices and resilience of our responders.
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