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Bend Don't Break

Jun 7, 2022

This week, Chief Neil Dubord is joined by James Hardy who has been in policing for more than 4 decades, he was with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police then over to the  Calgary Police Service, and later developed a consulting career.

 This episode is the first part of two, where James speaks about his 40 years of career in policing and how hard it was to retire. He also shares two major incidents that happened during his vast career that impacted him forever. James shares in detail both events and how he managed to balance professionalism and pay attention to his emotions. 

Stay tuned for part 2, where James talks about his role as a Team Commander in the Mayerthorpe tragedy that took the lives of four RCMP officers.

 Key Takeaways:

[1:30] James talks about his career.

[9:18] James shares how difficult was for him to retire, feeling guilt for abandoning this team that became his family.

[13:40] How was James connected to the incident that happened in Stony Plain Alberta? James shares the entire experience.

[20:42] How was James taking care of himself?

[22:58] James compares what happened 17  years ago in Stony Plain to the event that took place in Mayerthorpe in regard to how officers were supported.

[27:48] James shares what he means when he says: Words matter.

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