“The souls that have seen the darkest days can shine the brightest light.”
The Journey to Midnight is Matt Griffin’s memoir about his traumatic journey as US Navy Search and Rescue swimmer to a career as a police officer and undercover cop. Matt shares the heartbreak of divorce, the joy of single fatherhood, the dark streets of the drug underworld, and the thing that almost killed him, which claimed the lives of 228 police officers in 2019, and 22 military veterans per day - SUICIDE.
“You are my light in bad times and my sunshine every morning. I’ll be watching over you every minute. Continue to make me proud. ”
Meet the Author
One life, one legacy.
Matt Griffin is a six year US Navy veteran and fifteen-year law enforcement veteran specializing in narcotic-related investigations. Matt began in the Navy in 1997 and in 2001 certified as Search and Rescue swimmer where he conducted counter drug operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom dismantling cartel members from delivering more than a metric ton of cocaine to the US. Matt started his police career with the Virginia Beach Police Department in August of 2003. He was assigned to the 3rd precinct where he received several accolades including the Class Act Award for initiative and motivation. Matt’s expertise
in patrol narcotics earned him a certification in Virginia Beach Criminal and Superior Court as an expert witness in narcotics packaging, distribution and sales.
In February of 2007, Matt began working with the Keene, NH Police Department where continued his work in narcotics by assisting with the NH Drug Task Force. In 2010, Matt was assigned as a School Resource Officer at a local high school. Based on his experience, Matt drafted the New Hampshire state policy on Cyber Bullying. Matt traveled across NH, presenting to various agencies and school boards how to effectively combat cyberbullying in schools.
I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to meet Matt and understand his journey;
Matt’s passion for the wellbeing of the professionals that protect our Country, at home and abroad is evident. This book is a roadmap that accurately describes the dangerous road of unattended trauma but more importantly, the pathway to successful recovery. It is a must-read for practitioners in public safety and military wellness programs, including policing leaders at all levels.
Retired Police Chief, and Co-Author of the best-selling book Do No Harm
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