Run, Hide, or Fight Back?

I wanted to write about the tragic active shooter situation, we had right here in Virginia Beach,.  Only about three miles from where I was when it occurred, I immediately thought of all our law enforcement officers that were involved in that shooting. It moved my heart #VBStrong and I felt compelled to talk to you about…

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