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Heidi Paulson

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Heidi Paulson is a law enforcement wife, mother, and co-owner of a software company in Billings, Montana. She also serves in various capacities at her local church, on the board of directors for LaVie Early Pregnancy Clinics and as a member of the Montana Auxiliary for Wives Behind the Badge. Most recently, she has started a group, Veterans of the War on Our Streets, for critically disabled LEOs and their spouses as well as others connected to law enforcement who wish to support LEOs critically injured in the line of duty. She has been carried through several tragedies in her life, and God has placed a desire in her heart to reach out to others who are facing crises. Dependence Day is an extension of that outreach, and she hopes her family’s story will encourage others in their faith.

According to the book description of Dependence Day, “Ladd Paulson was a dedicated motor officer who loved what he did. On July 6, 2002, while performing a car stop, a pickup truck going more than fifty miles per hour broadsided Ladd. He was thrown onto the hood, and within seconds, the pickup crashed into a light pole.”

Miraculously, Ladd was not killed. In a nearby car, nurses witnessed the accident and ran to his rescue. Ladd survived, but the miracles do not stop there. Dependence Day is the true story of ups and downs through injury and recovery, disability retirement, and finding strength to move forward, only to be struck again less than three years later. The book shares their journey in a very real and transparent way in hopes that they may encourage others facing life along a shattered thin blue line.

Although Ladd’s life continues to be filled with pain and physical limitations due to his injuries, the Paulson family looks forward. Their experiences have taught them to depend on God, who is faithful always. They stand firm in their beliefs, because the Lord is in control. When human strength is not enough, Heidi, Ladd, and their children cling to their Creator, because His strength is never-ending."

Dependence Day is a 2012 Indie Author Excellence Award finalist in the Inspiration category.

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