Blue Grit Podcast: The Voice of Texas Law Enforcement

Blue Grit Podcast: The Voice of Texas Law Enforcement

2024: Ranked #1 Law Podcast Host: Tyler Owen and Clint McNear discussing topics, issues, and stories within the law enforcement community. TMPA is the voice of Texas Law Enforcement, focused on protecting those who serve. Since 1950, we have been defending the rights and interests of Texas Peace Officers by providing the best legal assistance in the country, effective lobbying at state and local levels, affordable training, and exemplary member support. As the largest law enforcement association in Texas, TMPA is proud to represent 33,000 local, county and state law enforcement officers.

Episodes

November 29, 2022 14 mins

Executive Director Kevin Lawrence and Field Services Supervisor Clint McNear discuss legislative updates. 

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Sneak Peek of Episode 1 with a Former Deputy whose 2-second horrible decision nearly cost him 99 years in prison. Episode 1 release date...12/13/2022!

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December 13, 2022 51 mins

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This episode is about former Deputy Chase Dotson, who assaulted a handcuffed prisoner and was ultimately arrested. Never denying his wrongdoing, Chase explains how TMPA's legal representation assisted him.

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December 20, 2022 46 mins

Austin Police Department Corporal Ben Mewis and Detective Scott Baldridge discuss their passion for running, working through budget deficits, and how physical fitness has helped them in law enforcement!


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December 27, 2022 53 mins

TMPA Member and Harrison County District Attorney Reid McCain talks about his law enforcement experience as a former Deputy/Cop...and how that experience helps him as a District Attorney. 

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January 2, 2023 47 mins

TMPA Government Affairs team Dallas Reed and John Wilkerson, discuss the upcoming 88th Legislative Session. 

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January 10, 2023 62 mins

Former Balcones Heights Police Sergeant and now a current TMPA Field Representative Joey Sepulveda discusses his shooting that occurred in February of 2021. Although shot multiple times and left for dead, Joey refused to give up. This episode is his story of survival and the long road of both mental and physical recovery. 

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Not long after the horrific mass murder of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the finger-pointing began.  While grief-stricken parents and a community searched for answers, public figures started immediately pointing fingers, namely at law enforcement.  The Texas Department of Public Safety wasted no time blaming their own, namely, longtime Highway Patrol Sergeant Juan Maldonado.  Juan joins Blue Grit today to ...

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Chris Cabrera is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas who concurrently works as the Vice President and spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the labor union representing border agents. Chris joins the Blue Grit Podcast team to discuss the ongoing issues and share personal/professional stories about the border crisis!

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January 24, 2023 31 mins

Clint, Tyler and guest host  "The man the myth...the legend" TMPA Field Services Director John Sierega discuss the birth of Blue Grit Podcast. The team also discusses how they each became involved in the best police association in Texas, TMPA.

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January 31, 2023 96 mins

Retired California Deputy and now TMPA Field Rep. David Kurylowicz discusses how a "low priority call for service" turned deadly, nearly costing him and his partner their lives. 
*Actual Radio footage in the beginning*

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The Blue Grit team meets with FOP 1st Vice President Joe Gamaldi and TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence. This episode explains the FOP and TMPA relationship and the continued struggles the law enforcement community face across the country!

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February 14, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, Clint and Tyler sit down with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to discuss his history with TMPA, his job duties, and his continued support for law enforcement.

Glenn Hegar is Texas' chief financial officer — the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer, and revenue estimator – a job that is particularly important as the state continues its strong recovery amidst ongoing gl...

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February 21, 2023 69 mins

The Blue Grit team meets with Tyler Police Detective/TMPA 2nd Vice President Ken Gardner who shares his story when he nearly lost his life in 2003. Ken discusses the entire incident and how his faith helped him through the event. 

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February 26, 2023 71 mins

It could have been a North Texas massacre with up to 150 victims, if not for a Garland Police officer who became the first lawman in the country to engage ISIS-inspired terrorists on Texas soil.

Greg Stevens, now 70, has lived for seven years on terrorist hit lists and shadowed by national intelligence. He joins the Blue Grit Podcast team to discuss the incident. 

Stevens has also received the nation's highes...

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The Blue Grit team has on Austin City Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly to discuss the consequences defunding the police has on the city of Austin, which occurred prior to her being elected. Kelly discusses how she is trying to RE-FUND the Austin Police Department, and the challenges she faces daily in dealing with a somewhat "anti-police" city government culture.   

Councilwoman Kelly's Bio-
District 6 is th...

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March 14, 2023 55 mins

The Blue Grit Team has on Todd Bensman, a former counterterrorism journalist appointed by DPS Director Steve McGraw as a DPS counterterrorism analyst. Todd discusses his career and the release of his new book "Overrun." 

You can get a copy of Todd's book here-
https://www.amazon.com/Overrun-Unleas...

Todd's Bio-
Todd Bensman currently serves as the Texas-based Senior National Security ...

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March 21, 2023 49 mins

The Blue Grit Team meets with Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tom Lee and TMPA Field Rep. Leighton Guarnere to discuss Sgt. Lee's story of being shot...with a CROSSBOW. 

On June 20, 2019, Sgt. Lee was dispatched with a Spindletop Center crisis worker to a residence in the 30000 block of Old Sour Lake Road (in Hardin County) at about 10:45 a.m. after the mental health patient's family requested assistance from...

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March 27, 2023 50 mins

TMPA Attorney Randall Moore sits down with the Blue Grit Team and discusses the "ins and outs" about the BRADY LIST. 

BIO-
Randall D. Moore has practiced law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, north Texas and west Texas since 1985. Upon graduation from Southern Methodist University in 1985, he served as an assistant district attorney in Tarrant County.

Randy then spent the next several years represe...

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The Blue Grit Team has Personal Injury Attorney Aaron Allison and TMPA Legislative Liaison John Wilkerson to discuss Workers Comp. 

Aaron was brought in to assist TMPA regarding Workers Comp HB 790, filed by State Representative Jared Patterson. Aaron Allison is admitted to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and to the Supreme Court of...

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