Thomas J. Murphy, Member, is retired from the Merrimack College Police in Massachusetts, where he was Administration Commander. He provided ongoing training to officers. A Navy veteran, he entered law enforcement back in 1972 with the Lawrence, MA Police Department and retired from there in 2005. He was involved in life-threatening events, including a serious cruiser accident and a shooting in which he was wounded. Years of investigating homicides, overdoses and other crimes placed an enormous amount of stress on him. An attendee of the FBI Academy in 1977, Tom learned the importance of officer stress training and, through professional assistance combined with physical activity and his faith, was able to finish his police career. Tom is committed to providing officers guidance in surviving the stress and trauma inherent to their toxic careers.