William "Dub" Lawrence once served as a Marine and a police officer and was actually the youngest sheriff ever to be elected in his home of Davis County, Utah.
But his unwavering support of law enforcement was put to the test seven years ago this week when his son-in-law, Brian Wood, was killed by the local SWAT unit after a lengthy standoff.
Officers were initially called to the scene after a domestic dispute. Wood barricaded himself in his truck, and the SWAT unit did all they could to subdue him. Perhaps the worst part of it, Lawrence had started that very same SWAT unit several decades prior.
Lawrence is out of law enforcement now, and is working to reform police tactics so that peace officers can truly live up to their name.
His efforts can be seen in the new documentary called "Peace Officer," playing now at the Nuart Theater in LA.
William "Dub" Lawrence and Director Scott Christopherson join Alex Cohen for a discussion about the film.
To hear the entire chat click on the audio link embedded above.