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An inspirational poem set to music


My name is John Valente.  I am a Training Officer with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, working in one of our county's seven jails. 
At the beginning of each shift, one deputy from the team will conduct a brief training.  These trainings are done in order that we are able to expand our knowledge on different subjects and keep up on the latest news and information that effects our jobs and lives.
I created the PowerPoint piece on this site as a closing to a 20 minute presentation called "Stress Management in Law Enforcement".  It was well received and I started receiving requests to forward it via email.  However, it is quite a large file and can be somewhat of a burden on some email providers.  So to make it easier, I created this site for anyone to download from.  You can view it from the host site or you can download it to your hard drive and view it whenever you like.
I only ask one thing.  Pass it on.  If you are in law enforcement, I hope you can appreciate it and view it for inspiration once in a while.  If you are not in law enforcement, then I would think it likely that you know someone who is, or know someone who knows someone... 
Please read the instructions to the right and enjoy!

Do Yourself a Favor!
If you have the PowerPoint program or viewer, consider downloading this file to your hard drive.  Due to the extraordinary file size, this program will take some time to load upon each visit. It also takes a great deal of bandwidth.  If you load it onto your hard drive, it will load quickly each time and it's yours to keep!  You can enjoy it any time you want!

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Download Instructions

This presentation is a PowerPoint Show.  You will need either the PowerPoint program or a PowerPoint Viewer.  The program costs money, the viewer does not.  If you do not have the program, you can download a free viewer from Microsoft by clicking here. 

Again, this is a large file at approximately 3.2Mb and it may take quite some time to load depending on your internet connection. You may have to go out of your way a bit to view this presentation, but I believe you'll find it worth your while.

There is music set to this presentation.  So please turn on your speakers when running the program.

Due to the size of the file, I had to remove the download feature.  It was taking too much bandwidth for efficient downloading.  Please feel free to email me if you are interested in receiving this presentation in your email. Please contact me at  Thank you for your interest.

If you enjoy this presentation, I would appreciate it if you would give your endorsement by signing the guestbook on the left side of this screen.

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