Two Dates and a Dash Podcast

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 73: Career Cop, Sobriety Advocate and Speaker, Joseph Peterson

Episode Summary

Joe is a 27 year veteran police officer in the Norristown (PA) Police Department. Prior to joining the Norristown PD, Joe was a seasonal cop in the summers in Wildwood, NJ. Over the course of his 32 year career in law enforcement, Joe has help multiple positions. He has worked patrol, narcotics, S.W.A.T. for 16 years and has been the School Resource Officer assigned to the Eisenhower Middle School since 2015. Joe struggled with alcohol for many years. Drinking caused a lot of problems in his life and in 2009, he finally chose to fight back. Joe chose sobriety to save his own life. Since becoming sober, Joe has also committed to a lifestyle of healthy living and exercise. Joe is a year-round surfer at the Jersey Shore and has become an avid triathlete. Joe has competed in the following events: Finisher of 2 Half-Iron Man Races 15 Sprint Triathalons Finished the Famed "Escape Alcatraz" in San Francisco, Calif. Joe has also found a way to impact lives through inspirational speaking. By sharing his journey through alcoholism, his career in law enforcement and his healthy lifestyle - Joe is inspiring others to do the same. When he is not inspiring the masses, he is spending time with his two beautiful daughters, Alexa (19) and Lauren (15).

Episode Notes

Joe is a 27 year veteran police officer in the Norristown (PA) Police Department.  Prior to joining the Norristown PD, Joe was a seasonal cop in the summers in Wildwood, NJ.  Over the course of his 32 year career in law enforcement, Joe has help multiple positions.  He has worked patrol, narcotics, S.W.A.T. for 16 years and has been the School Resource Officer assigned to the Eisenhower Middle School since 2015.  

Joe struggled with alcohol for many years.  Drinking caused a lot of problems in his life and in 2009, he finally chose to fight back.  Joe chose sobriety to save his own life.  Since becoming sober, Joe has also committed to a lifestyle of healthy living and exercise.  Joe is a year-round surfer at the Jersey Shore and has become an avid triathlete.  Joe has competed in the following events:

Finisher of 2 Half-Iron Man Races

15 Sprint Triathalons

Finished the Famed "Escape Alcatraz" in  San Francisco, Calif.

 

Joe has also found a way to impact lives through inspirational speaking.  By sharing his journey through alcoholism, his career in law enforcement and his healthy lifestyle - Joe is inspiring others to do the same.  When he is not inspiring the masses, he is spending time with his two beautiful daughters, Alexa (19) and Lauren (15).