Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 149 , Segment 5
Episode: VW Scandal, Lady Liberty, Cold War, Dyslexia, Peace Officer
- Sep 30, 2015 9:00 pm
- 25:01 mins
Guests: Dub Lawrence, Retired Sheriff; Brad Barber, Co-Director and Co-Producer of Documentary “Peace Officer”; Scott Christopherson, Co-Director and Co-Producer of Documentary “Peace Officer." “Dub” Lawrence had been retired for several decades when, on September 22, 2008, he found himself watching helplessly from across the street as a SWAT team swarmed the home and driveway of his son-in-law, Brian Wood, in Farmington, Utah. Wood was distraught and threatening to kill himself. Dub Lawrence assured his family that the police were professional and knew what they were doing. But things went badly and Brian was killed by a gunshot wound which the police initially claimed was self-inflicted, but later was admitted to have been fired by one of the officers. Since then, the man who started the SWAT team in Davis County in 1975 has been on a crusade to bring it to justice in his son-in-law's death. The documentary about him - called “Peace Officer,” - won both the Grand Jury and the Audience Award at this year’s South-by-Southwest Film Festival and is opening around the country this month. You can visit the film's website here.