I’m in my car
Traveling down the road
With the 1,000-yard stare
My heart rate starts to rise
Feelings of hyper-vigilance
Hits me like waves
I grip the steering wheel tighter
Faster and faster I go
100 mph of speed
Equal to the beat of my heart
I take deep breaths to slow it down
So overwhelming as it hits its peak
Where did this attack come from?
Could it be from my last operation?
Could it be from that IED strike decades ago?
Could it be from when I nearly pulled the trigger?
Haunted by the memories
This attack won’t be the only one
It’s the burden I bear
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on November 24, 2021.
Ayman Kafel is the founder and owner of Hybrid Wolf Blue Line Strategies, LLC. A veteran-owned training and consulting company for Law Enforcement officers and agencies. He combines his military and law enforcement experience to bring much-needed cutting-edge training to the law enforcement profession.
Ayman is not only an active police officer but also a law enforcement instructor and has taught across the East Coast of the United States. He offers a wide variety of training, such as advanced patrol tactics, mechanical breaching courses, designated marksman, and Human Performance under duress.
In addition, Ayman is an Army Combat Veteran who was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He became a police officer in 2007 after 8 years of service in the Army
Ayman has seen the ugliness of war and evil in the world. He survived two civil wars prior to immigrating to the United States in the late eighties.
His current position is the commander of his department’s Problem-Oriented Policing Unit. He leads a team of investigators that employs unconventional methods and Special Forces philosophy in achieving specific objectives in the communities he serves. These unconventional methods range from winning hearts and minds to specific strategic law enforcement actions to arrest and prosecute those who are the root cause of various crimes.
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