Ret. Police Capt. Thomas Gleason sent this email
to Candy Priano, executive director of PursuitSAFETY, on June 12, 2012:
I am a retired police Capt. and also a driver instructor for the local academy here in Tallahassee, FL. I was hoping you might have some videos and other materials I could use to help the new recruits understand their actions better when operating a Police Vehicle.
My son was also killed in the line of duty as a Military Police Officer when the patrol car he was a passenger in ran off the road and hit a curve.
When my son was killed, I made a commitment to do what I could to see if I could keep any other parent from hearing the same horrible news, That would be either from them, an officer being killed, or from a love one being notified they have lost someone because of an officer's action or non-actions.