You could say that Chris Hickey is a modern-day Wyatt Earp. Like the famed lawman of the wild west, Chris started his law enforcement career in Dodge City, Kansas. It was here where Chris had to make a fatal choice facing down an armed and known gang member at the time. On February 28th, Chris had to take the life of another person. That decision would haunt him for decades and put him on a path that would ultimately lead to him losing everything.
Chris eventually landed in Broomfield, Colorado where he was serving as a motorcycle officer and accident reconstructionist for the Broomfield Police Department. He met the women of his dreams, who would become his wife and mother of his two daughters. Together they had it all; big house, nice cars, exotic vacations, but their perfect life came crashing down when in 2008, Chris was nearly killed on his police motorcycle after being hit by a semi-truck. That night in the hospital, when his wife came to visit him, he realized his marriage was over and everything he had was about the be stripped from him.
He describes it as hitting the red button that detonates the bomb, and that’s exactly what happened… a bomb went off and blew his world up. He had hit bottom and had nothing left but faith.
A few years later, Chris would step foot on a boat during a dive trip that would forever change him as a person. Call it fate, call it divine intervention, or maybe just dumb luck, but that three-day diving trip put him on a course where he found love, faith, compassion, and forgiveness in his past and the pain that he had caused so many including himself. But his story may have had a very different outcome had he never stepped foot on that boat.
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