Josh Vadell is a husband and father of three girls. He is a 10- year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department where he served in the Operations Division. On September 3, 2016, while on duty, Josh was shot in the head and critically injured while he and his partner interrupted an armed robbery in
progress. Since his near fatal incident, Josh has persevered through extensive physical and emotional therapy and numerous surgeries for injuries sustained during the shooting.
However, this is not where his story of resilience and survival begins. Josh shares riveting stories of personal trauma he endured as an adolescent and into early adulthood. Sharing his experience has become an integral part of his recovery. His journey has demonstrated the power of love, gratitude, forgiveness, resilience, and the warrior spirit as key components to surviving trauma and the personal growth that can result from such events.
Josh and his wife Laura started a non-profit foundation called "The Josh Vadell Foundation". The foundation provides monetary and emotional support to families of officers critically injured in the line of duty as well as community members who have experienced significant trauma.
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