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RunTime: 32 minutes
This program is an update to In the Line of Duty’s Volume 9 Program 3 which detailed the horrific crash that left Phoenix officer Jason Schechterle with fourth-degree burns and life-changing disfiguring injuries. This update features Jason more than two decades later discussing his incredible emotional and spiritual journey. Since leaving law enforcement, he has concentrated his efforts on motivational speaking and is in demand not only by law enforcement but also a wide variety of groups and organizations worldwide. Our wish is to instill in all viewers a similar positive spirit of hope and belief that you can overcome even the most serious issues that life presents, both physical and mental. We felt that, in our mind, no one has done that better or achieved it more gracefully than Jason Schechterle. We hope you feel the same.
On the night of March 26, 2001, a taxi cab, traveling at over 100mph crashed into the rear of 27-year-old Phoenix police officer Jason Schechterle’s patrol car, which had been stopped at a red light.
Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames, trapping him inside.
He was literally “…:10 seconds from burning alive…” when Phoenix firefighters and a johnny-on-the-spot Phoenix police officer (who supplied the knife to cut Jason’s seat belt) saved his life.
The Phoenix pumper had been stopped diagonally across the street waiting for a red light to change when the horror unfolded.
Incredibly, one of the nation’s leading burn centers was within a short driving distance, too.