Melissa Mira O'Connell
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2011 Crisis Intervention Team Award
2010 National Jr Honor Society Award
2008 NM National Guard Appreciation Award
2008 Jackson Middle School Letter of Appreciation
2008 Highland High School Appreciation Award
2005 Women Against Crime Appreciation Award
2004 Oprah Winfrey Chutzpah Award
1997 Outstanding Attitude - Target Stores
1995 Delegate - National Cooperative Leaders Conference - Washington DC
1994 Employee Appreciation Award - REI
1990 Youth Leadership Award - National Young Leaders Conference - Washington DC
1989 Who’s Who Among American High School Students
One fateful night in 2002, Mira O'Connell's whole life would change forever. After awaking to a home invader, she survived the fight of her life.
After her attack, Mira joined Law Enforcement and has been a Peace Officer for over 12 years, 4 of which were as a Sergeant. She became a Certified Instructor in 2007. She teaches General Policing, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter Response, and Interview & Interrogations.
Mira holds multiple degrees:
Mira is the Author of the Blog - Safety Sense