Join us for our May Executive Speaker Event featuring Sgt. Jeff Kopietz of the Omaha Police Department!
YCP’s Executive Speaker Series is a program of monthly speakers in which executives share their professional and faith journeys and renew the challenge to young professionals to ‘Work in Witness for Christ!’ YCP puts special effort into securing great speakers who share practical ways to integrate faith into everyday life, especially in the workplace.
6:30 p.m. Mass by YCP Omaha Chaplain Father John Norman
7 p.m. Networking Reception with free drinks and appetizers
7:45 p.m. Jeff Kopietz’s Presentation "Split Second Decisions"
I have been a police officer for over 24 years. I had never dreamt of being a cop but needed a career and was talked into taking the test. From the first day in the academy, I knew this was the job for me. I worked my way through patrol duties, special enforcement units, narcotics, SWAT and ended up on the Fugitive Squad. I lived through tough assignments, horrible criminal investigations, personal injuries and the on-duty murders of two fellow officers. I balanced these events at work with raising a family and all the challenges that come with it.
On May 20, 2015, my life changed forever. An armed felon made the choice to engage me and my crew in a shootout. I returned fire and killed the suspect, but he killed Officer Kerrie Orozco during the gun battle. I had to deal with the loss of a co-worker while dealing with the fact I killed someone. My family, my friends, my co-workers, and complete strangers stepped up and helped me work through it. Their support and my faith helped me through and continue to help me through this difficult time.
654 S 86th St
Omaha, NE 68114
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