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October 26, 2018

CJ Evolution / October 26th / Episode 245 - Top Cop turned Fugitive for over Two Decades - Author Robert Leon Smith

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In this episode Patrick welcomes Robert Leon Davis. He was once a respected police officer in New Orleans, serving for years until 1979. Then he was arrested. He began with aspirations to be a great cop, but he was quickly exposed to a darker side of law enforcement. While partnered with a veteran officer, he witnesses this officer violating the very laws he had vowed to uphold and shared in his crimes. One compromise led to another. Soon Robert faced arrest, so he ran. From studying criminal law at Loyola University and becoming an award-winning Officer, he now became a fugitive and skilled survivalist, living off the land in remote forests in America and Canada, where he hid for over 20 years. He grew up tough, and hard. His grandmother had made sure he learned about God, but in anger he rejected his church upbringing. Through a stranger's prayer the hostile atheist finally realized he was tired of running and turned himself in. When the District Attorney finally dusted off his file, what would his sentence be?

Robert went on to write a best selling book called Running Scared. An amazing story of survival, faith and a new path. You can find Robert here:

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