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Called to Rise - A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me-logo

Called to Rise - A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me

Chief David O. Brown

The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. "The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader."—Whoopi Goldberg, The View "A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide."—The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman's siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years—cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown's first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a "throw 'em in jail and let God sort 'em out" beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America's finest. Now retired, "America's chief" wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas—emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion—to help encourage

The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. "The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader."—Whoopi Goldberg, The View "A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide."—The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman's siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years—cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown's first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a "throw 'em in jail and let God sort 'em out" beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America's finest. Now retired, "America's chief" wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas—emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion—to help encourage
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The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America's potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. "The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader."—Whoopi Goldberg, The View "A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide."—The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman's siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years—cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown's first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a "throw 'em in jail and let God sort 'em out" beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America's finest. Now retired, "America's chief" wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas—emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion—to help encourage

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michelle Burford

Length:

8h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:08


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:29