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are a strange breed.
The more one knows about this group of people, the more one wonders,
...from whence they cometh?
"Inside every warrior is a desire for a righteous
Lt. Col. David Grossman
Why is it that when a, quote, "reasonable and rational
person" will naturally run away from life threatening and life saving situations,
that this group will naturally run toward them? What causes them to, "Run
toward the sound of the gun" ???
"Courage is the ability to move;
when all around you are frozen in fear
and no one would blame you if you did nothing at all."
Capt. Benny Click. Phx. PD, Class 151
As a police officer, I have witnessed many things. As an
LDS police officer, the most amazing thing that I have ever witnessed is
that the same LDS officer that would run you through with his sword, would
also kneel and pray with you. The same LDS officer that would lay hands
upon you and arrest you, would also lay hands upon you and give you a
Melchizedek Priesthood blessing. I have seen this amazing phenomena more
than a few times.
Like the last 100 pages of the book,
Think About It, (chapters 7 and 8) this
section is a collection of special and spiritual warrior stories. A
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In a small place called Ch'I, China, around 500
BC, lived a warrior
by the name of Sun Tzu. A general for King Wu. Tzu wrote a book called
"The Art of War." In the beginning of his book is this statement.
"The art of war is of vital importance to the
It is a matter of life and death, a road to safety or to ruin."
Because his work focused on human behavior, so
profound was his insight, his book is still being studied by military
commanders, business executives and more, today. His words also apply to
you, the Christian Soldier, who fights the greatest enemy
"If you know the enemy and know yourself,
you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained,
you will also suffer a defeat.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,
you will succumb in every battle."
Sun Tzu, 500 BC
When all God’s children began to come forth,
there had to be those who would stand and take an oath.
An oath of great risk to protect and serve all the others,
who would come to earth, once sisters and brothers.
The protectors would be called centurions, their duty full of fear.
Their training beginning now for their dangerous earthly career.
They’d be going to a violent world, these centurions about to receive birth.
They’d have to be willing to take another’s life while in uniform on earth.
Some would carry a rifle and fight for freedom in foreign lands.
Others would stay at home, fighting criminals and armed bands.
On earth, they would gravitate toward a centurion’s duty and uniform,
their parents saying, "We’ve seen this in you from the time you were
These centurions would have to walk into the bloodiest and dirtiest of
to solve people’s problems and somehow keep their own lives clean.
They would have to listen to and be with those who mournfully cry,
willing to reach out to them, even wiping the tear from their eye.
They’d have to be the kind who could seem mean and stern.
And yet also have compassion for others as well as concern.
And then as they would come to the end of their embattled tours,
they’d find few who understood their emotional sores.
Where once they had been kind, forgiving and gentle,
they now seemed to be angry, cynical and judgmental.
They’ve seen and lived things that others can turn away from and hide.
But they had to deal with, their best friend, the weapon at their side.
Even those who know and love them have accused them of being cold,
not able to understand them, no matter the times they’ve been told,
that some of the world’s dirt and soil has rubbed off onto their soul,
making them rough and sometimes hurting others who try to console.
But there is one thing that all centurions have to come to understand;
they have to return to who they were before they agreed to this plan.
That no matter what you have seen or what you have gone through,
there is Someone who understands, loves you and has died for you.
He will wipe away your inner pain and mend your hardened soul,
and give you what you had before, ...that soft, inner glow.
There’s a reason why the calling of centurion went to you,
because the Lord knew that with Him, you’d make it through.
You’ll have to do what you did in your pre-existent life,
focus on the good, follow the Lord and walk toward His light.
Of this I bare testimony of the truthfulness of what I say,
hoping you will listen to a centurion who’s learned to pray.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
" Matthew 5:9 & 3 Nephi 12:9
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751, June 2K-f
The List of
"Warriors" and Their Stories
- Officer, Soldier, or... (your name or
someone you know)
Bevell, Brock, Officer - former officer from Mesa PD
Blevins, Raymond, Officer MSO - an "It's a Miracle" story
Booth, Clark, Officer - former officer
from San Jose PD
Buckmister, Cathie - mother of fallen DPS Officer Brett Buckmister and RM
Chesley, "Lucky" Larry - former Vietnam AF-Top Gun pilot
J.R. - Vietnam War veteran and tough-guy
Cronin, Stan - retired officer from Phoenix PD
Dalton, Rick, Officer - retired officer for Mesa PD
Douglass, Kent, Deputy - Fredonia Arizona Marshall's Office
Pam - Fire and Life Safety Officer, State of California and
Rick, Officer - officer for Mesa PD and RM
Gardner, Brent, Officer - officer for Mesa PD and RM
Gloschat, Joachim, Major - USAR 4th Infantry Division - Iraq
vet and RM
Chuck, - former officer for Mesa PD and RM
Gullick, Dewey D. - former US Navy Vietnam veteran,
prisoner, and my friend
Harris, Dustin, Officer - officer for Mesa PD and RM
Hernandez, Jeff, Officer - former motor officer for Mesa PD,
Hilbert, Horst - WWII German soldier, fought on
Russian front, now deceased
Hobart, Joanna - wife of Ted Hobart, retired Major, USMC
- Hoerchler, Chris,
Officer - officer
for Mesa PD and convert to the Church
Jeppsen, Clay, Officer - Capitol Police Department, Arizona
Jeppsen, Julie - wife of the author and convert to the
Jeppsen, Samuel, Officer - retired full time, reserve for
Johnson, Lance, - former officer for Mesa PD and RM
Johnson, Steven, Detective - detective for Mesa PD
Kazmaier, Kevin, Sergeant - for Mesa PD and convert to the
Kazmaier, Pam - wife of Kevin Kazmaier and convert to the
Marrow, Stan, Detective - detective for Mesa PD and Vietnam
Merrell, Dan, Officer - former officer for Mesa PD and RM
Pearce, Lawrence J. - a prisoner, my friend and a Vietnam
Petersen, Shawn, Officer - former officer from Mesa PD
Major - Asst. Police Chief and Major in the US Army NG SF
Chris, Detective - detective
for Mesa PD, convert and RM
Allen, Homicide Detective - former detective, Tempe PD and
Mark, Officer - CAT team for Mesa PD
- Robey, Jason, Deputy
- Salt Lake City Sheriff's Office and RM
Rogers, Buck - WWII, USAAF-CG4A glider pilot, US Army
Salima, J.R. Officer - retired sergeant for Mesa PD and RM
Shirley, Michael, Captain - retired Oceanside PD and
convert to the Church
- Shumway, Keith,
Chief of Police
- retired University of Nevada and RM
Solomon, Warren, Sergeant - for Mesa PD and RM
Stadler, Chuck, Officer - retired officer for Mesa PD and
Brian, Firefighter LT - Gila River FD. 9-11 WTC responder
Olin, Officer - officer for Mesa PD and RM
Tipton, Wesley Scott - former officer for Tempe PD shot 7
times and RM
Joseph, Sergeant - former member US Army, 82nd Airborne
Officer, Soldier, or... (your name or someone you
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"How are you? It's good to see you, even though
I saw what happened, so I thought I'd meet
you at the gate.
I can see you have several questions you want to ask of Me.
Like, what happened, why you, and what
about your family.
There is a lot you won't be able to understand right away.
So you'll have to trust Me and take solace
in what I say.
It's no surprise you are here, you've been called
home for a reason.
The loved ones you left behind will be with
you again in a season.
It was all part of the plan, you know, that you chose to be one to
You were called from the beginning to
protect others with your might.
You see, I warned everyone of evil, and that evil was cunning.
I warned the others to turn away, to hurry
and leave running.
But if everyone turned away and from evil they ran,
then evil would rule because they'd know
So I had to ask some of you to run not. But instead, stay and fight.
This, that evil be stayed, even turn and
I asked you few to do your duty, be fare and don't make the mistake
of becoming cynical or callous; though it
is one many did make.
I told you, few would understand the call to duty I
put in you,
and most would question your values and
your love of family too.
I told you some of you would fall and to take no worry of that.
That I'd take care of you and your families
where're they're at.
I'm aware that your death there; tares at the hearts of your family,
but trust Me, they'll receive love and
peace from Me personally.
Your children will be watched over. I'll take care of
And in time they'll understand what it was
I asked of you.
That you be one of those to take up the sword and protect the rest.
That you were chosen because you were among
My bravest and best.
Yes, though I asked the others to run from evil with all their might.
I thank you ...for being one who was
willing to stay the line and fight."
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140, April, 2003d
"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us
freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It
is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and
who coffin is draped by the flag, ...who allows the protestor to burn
Dennis Edward O'Brien, Chaplain,
United States Marine Corp.
People look at and their relationship with God the Father
and His Son Jesus Christ, as being a nice sideline to life.
But it’s not.
It’s the foundation to everything in life ...if... you want
everything that is
valuable to you to last. I’ve learned a lot of good things in
journey through life. But this is the most valuable thing,
by far ...that I’ve ever learned.
Thank you and God bless,
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