Security and Law Enforcement teachers, Steve Browning and Dudley Gilbert, invited retired medical examiner Neal Hodgson to speak to their juniors at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center.
Mr. Hodgson talked to the students about his former career and showed the students an autopsy video and some photos from cases that he worked on. He talked to them about cases that made an impact on him and what they may encounter as law enforcement when attending accidents or crime scenes.
Many of the students found the autopsies interesting as well as Mr. Hodgson's observations and reactions. The images were no doubt disturbing, but left an impact on the students as far as making poor choices and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Mr. Hodgson has been lecturing to students from elementary schools to college from over 50 years. He is known for being frank on his experiences and brings up subjects like opiate addiction and what he believes will be a rise in suicide in young adults who won't be able to hide their addiction once they graduate from school. "I have been preaching about this epidemic for years and no one would believe me and now it is happening everywhere from inner cities to affluent neighborhoods."
Both Mr. Browning and Mr. Gilbert were grateful for Mr. Hodgson's time and his insights to this side of law enforcement.