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SCROLL THROUGH OUR TOUR OF OFFICER WELLNESS IN 36 STATES

 
 
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OUR MISSION

Ride 4 Relief is a nationwide tour of press conferences taking place in police and fire departments focused on PTSD in an effort to reduce first responder suicide and increase health and wellness support within our police and fire departments across the United States of America.

 

Jeff Shepard has consistently made world news during JUNE PTSD Awareness month in his pursuit to join departments together becoming a champion to unify officers, With his emphasis on healing officers, and communities through awareness with the help of media partners and departments who are leading the way in first responder health.

 

With an intimate approach, Shepard shares his own story and  works with each department in every city to coordinate content shared with the media about the efforts departments are making to be leaders in advocating for officer resilience. 

RIDE 4 RELIEF IS ONE OF THE LARGEST MEDIA TOURS IN THE COUNTRY FOR OFFICER WELLNESS AND RESILIENCY 

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OFFICER SHEPARD AND HIS SON

JEFF SHEPARD

FOUNDER 

AFTER MY AMBUSH SHOOTING IN 2012

My name is Jeff Shepard and was a police officer  for 10 years and a firefighter for 9 years. I suffer from PTSD and wanted to find a way to assist others struggling with the same things that challenge me.

 

In July 2012 I was involved in an ambush shooting while on duty. I was attempting to stop a subject that was walking down the street to make a simple subject stop. He pulled a shotgun and attempted to shot me while I was still sitting in my patrol car. A few days after the shooting I started to have issues and I was sent to the department psychologist, where he diagnosed me with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I spent close to a year in therapy and was eventually able to return to work.

 

Then almost exactly 3 years later I had someone on the 4th of July throw an IED at my partner and I. The explosive hit me in the right leg and then exploded. It knocked me on the ground, rupturing my eardrum and giving me burns and shrapnel to my arm and face. Again my PTSD disrupted my life and about a year later I was medically retired from the police department.

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RIDE 4 RELIEF

COMMEMORITIVE VEHICLE BUILDS

WITH THE SUPPORT OF SOME OF THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AUTO AND TACTICAL INDUSTRY R4R HAS BUILT VEHICLES SINCE 2017 USED FOR OUR RIDES AND TOURS. THESE EXTRAORDINARY TRUCKS HAVE BEEN A SPOTLIGHT LOCATED IN THE DUB MAGAZINE LFTD & LVLD STAGE FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS!

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THE STRONGEST PEOPLE ARE NOT THOSE WHO SHOW STRENGTH IN FRONT OF THE WORLD

 

BUT THOSE WHO FIGHT AND WIN BATTLES THAT OTHERS DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT 

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ON AVERAGE MORE POLICE AND FIRE FIGHTERS DIE BY SUICIDE THEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

RIDE 4 RELIEFS FOUNDER, JEFF SHEPARD MAKES A POINT OF VISITING MEMORIALS ON HIS TOUR TO PAY HIS RESPECT FOR THE FALLEN OFFICERS.

THE GRAVITY OF WITNESSING THE COLLECTIVE LOSS IS HUMBLING AND A CALL TO ACTION TO ADVOCATE FOR THOSE ALIVE AND SERVING IN THEIR HONOR 

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OFFICER WELLNESS TOUR

Washington

Idaho

Montana

North Dakota

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Illinois

Indiana

Ohio

Pennsylvania

New york

Vermont

New Hampshire

Maine

Massachusetts

Connecticut

New York City

Washington DC

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

Florida

Alabama

Mississippi

Louisiana

Texas

Oklahoma

Kansas

Colorado

Utah

Arizona

California

Oregon

Seattle

35 STATES

35 PRESS CONFERENCES 

35 POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS 

144 MEDIA AFFILIATES

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CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF OUR MEDIA COVERAGE 
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FEEL THE VIBE

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COMMUNITY

We have discovered so many amazing organizations supporting first responders, their families and departments. click on the suitable link below to learn more about some of the great charities helping first responders

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The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation offers events to raise awareness about PTSD and programs and workshops connecting Veterans and first responders to others who have experienced similar circumstances.

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Save A Warrior (SAW) provides an innovative and effective "war detox" program for Warriors suffering from Post Traumatic Stress.

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Blue H.E.L.P. Acknowledging the Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement Officers lost to Suicide and bringing Awareness to Police Officer PTSD

THESE PROUD COMPANIES SUPPORT RIDE 4 RELIEF AND OFFICER WELLNESS

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Law Enforcement Today (LET) was started by Captain Robert Greenberg as a voice for active and retired law enforcement officers, their families, and anyone who supports the men and women who protect and serve.

LET unapologetically supports those who hold the Thin Blue Line.

LET publishes the first-hand accounts of how officers have successfully faced adversity or practiced excellence in law enforcement. We also share news about the topics that impact the law enforcement community.

We have opened our platform to submissions from those in the community. We verify their identity but allow them to remain anonymous to protect their positions in departments across America. We publish these stories under the name Sgt. A. Merica.

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Join Former Firefighter and Police Officer Jeff Shepard in his pursuit for Officer Wellness as he interviews some of the most captivating guests and first responders of our time. In this intimate podcast series Shepard will share his own experience of crisis, survival and triumph. During one of the most challenging eras of history for Police and Fire as they experience record numbers being killed in the line of duty and suicide, Shepard will champion their resilience through interviews with some of the most notable experts in the first responder category.

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