May 18, 2023
A local law enforcement leader everyone loved and recognized,
a cop everyone in this small rural county knew and loved. Loring
Guenther moved to this community to make a difference, and he left
a positive impact on everyone he ever came into contact with.
A series of office scandals and indiscretions, along with a new
Sheriff who's leadership style did not align with Loring's, created
a toxic work environment, an environment that Loring felt was his
responsibility to protect his staff from. Loring had a big
heart and loved his staff. He was always there for everyone
during this time and in the end, the stress was more than his big
heart could handle. This is a story about cumulative
stress and the importance of law enforcement leaders creating
healthy working cultures for their staff, who already take on an
incredible amount of stress with this career. This is a story
about one of Scott Rose's best friends at work, one of the stories
that influenced him to start this podcast.
WARNING - Strong language and disturbing
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