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Improving the Lives of Our Nation's Veterans and First Responders in Need by Helping Them Get Off The Couch™ and Reengage in Living an Active, Meaningful & Productive Life Through Our Outdoor Adventures and Disaster Response Mission Programs.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs states that more than 6,000 Veterans die by suicide each year, and other statistics show that twice as many First Responders die by suicide than in the line of duty.

By gathering together Sheep Dogs who have suffered similar traumas & experiences, SDIA has found that the camaraderie and peer support they receive fosters healing and is critical to their overall well-being. When Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch™, their attitude, motivation and perspective are drastically improved. Your generous support allows SDIA to ENGAGE, ASSIST & EMPOWER our nation’s heroes to Get Off The Couch™ with their brothers & sisters, which prevents suicides in our Veteran and First Responder communities.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that another one of our nation's Sheep Dogs, our nation's protectors, was killed in the line of duty.

Sgt Harold Preston was shot and killed yesterday morning in Houston, TX while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Sgt Preston served with the Houston Police Department for 41 years and was scheduled to retire in the coming weeks.

Houston PD Chief Art Acevedo said, "He is a hero. I'm not calling him a hero because of the way he died today. He is a hero. As good as he was a cop, he was a better human being."

Thank you for your service, Sgt Harold Preston.

#EndOfWatch #ThinBlueLine #OneTeamOneFight
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that another one of our nations Sheep Dogs, our nations protectors, was killed in the line of duty.

Sgt Harold Preston was shot and killed yesterday morning in Houston, TX while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Sgt Preston served with the Houston Police Department for 41 years and was scheduled to retire in the coming weeks. 

Houston PD Chief Art Acevedo said, He is a hero. Im not calling him a hero because of the way he died today. He is a hero. As good as he was a cop, he was a better human being.

Thank you for your service, Sgt Harold Preston.

#EndOfWatch #ThinBlueLine #OneTeamOneFight

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Rip your service can not be repaid only appreciated

Rest in peace sir. Pray for peace for your family.

Godspeed Sir

Rest in Peace Sgt. Harold Preston. Prayers for you and your family. You will not be forgotten.

Thank you for your service. Prayers to your family and friends. RIP

Horrible!

You ready to roll out on it?

Rest In Peace , till Valhalla my brother in arms

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Don't forget to register TODAY for the 13th Annual SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes!

All Military and First Responders can use code "SheepDog" for $5 off your registration. Just visit TinyUrl.com/SDIATurkeyTrot

Since the event has gone VIRTUAL, you can run anytime, anywhere between November 14-29 to honor all of our amazing heroes.

#TurkeyTrot #GetOffTheCouch
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Dont forget to register TODAY for the 13th Annual SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes!

All Military and First Responders can use code SheepDog for $5 off your registration. Just visit https://TinyUrl.com/SDIATurkeyTrot 

Since the event has gone VIRTUAL, you can run anytime, anywhere between November 14-29 to honor all of our amazing heroes.

#TurkeyTrot #GetOffTheCouch
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