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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 became a police officer and worked in Law Enforcement for over 15 years, 5 of which were as a Supervisor. She became a Certified Instructor in 2007. She has taught adults and children in Crime Prevention, General Safety, Defensive Tactics, and Active Shooter Response.
Mira holds multiple degrees:
Mira is the Author of the Blog - Safety Sense
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2012 APD Leadership Forum member
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