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Hi I'm Rich

Born and rasied in Denver, Colorado and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado; I'm married and have four children. I am a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the continental United States and abroad. I am a graduate of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Unit Commander’s Academy in Quantico, Virginia. I was a certified Police Instructor, am board certified in Security Management through ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and have achieved the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification through the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS). Formerly a Police Officer in Deming, New Mexico, I served as a Patrol Officer, Detective Sergeant and Detective Lieutenant. Upon completion of my law enforcement tenure I was a Narcotics Investigator. Other law enforcement assignments included Border Drug Interdiction Officer, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team member and Gang Investigator. I have been employed with HSS Inc. since 2004 and am currently the HSS Assistant Director of Operations for Healthcare Security. I oversee the management of the security programs at 12 Colorado healthcare facilities, four commercial facilities and the flex officer pool. I have over 21 years of private security experience and over 12 years management experience in law enforcement and security.

Why I am a Mormon

I began investigating the church when I was in my young twenties. Although I had my military career and was soon about to start my law enforcement career, like so many other youth, I was confused about the purpose of life and what directions I should take. I began the arduous task of investigating most Christian churches but when the LDS Missionairies contacted me, there was little doubt on my direction. After having the Missionary discussions, I did as Heaveny Father suggested; I offered a humble prayer. My answer was a concrete and resounding knowledge that this church and this restored gospel was true. I was unequivocally convinced of my purpose in life and knew that God lived, which was reassuring to me. Since my baptisim, I have always tried to proclaim this gospel to others and share my testimony that I know that this church is true. I have a firm belief that Jesus Chirst atoned for my sins and was crucified so that I may live again and return to live with our Heavenly Father. I know that God lives. There is no question that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that the true gospel has been restored to the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it is another testiment of Jesus Christ. I testify to you that we do have a purpose in life and we can be eternally sealed to our faimilies for time and all eternity and that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father in His kingdom.

How I live my faith

Like most, I have not always lived my life in the best prescribed manner. Prior to joining the church, I often times lived in conflict with the desires of our Lord. After baptisim and joining the LDS faith, I was armed with the knowledge of how to live my life and demonstrate my faith by word and deed. I discovered ever important tools to help me live a more faithful and Christlike life; yes....I still have my tirals and struggles. Although, like most of us, I struggle, I have never lost my testimony and faith in this gospel or Jesus Christ. I know that I must maintain a strong faith in God, our Lord Jesus Christ, this gospel and the prophets from Joseph Smith to President Monson. I know that I must live my life in accord with gospel teachings. I have faith in the Lord that I can do this and that if I endure to the end, I too can return to live with Heavenly Father and my eternal family.