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> Pursuit for Change is born! Please go and see!

We'll keep this site for Paul's personal information and begin to move police pursuit advocacy information over to PFC.

SCHOLARSHIP TIME!!

See our AWESOME Christmas / Holiday & New Year cards! HERE

Jon Farris is back in the news (USA Today, 12/21/2015) READ MORE

An 18 minute video editorializing about NSW (Australia) #PoliceChases. Different Country, Same Horrible Results. Note similarity with US statistics (PS: some vulgar language) http://buff.ly/1Pt1IEZ

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Awesome training presentations at the Madison (WI) Police Department in November & December 2015 and February 2016. I love speaking at these events, sharing Paul's story and talking about saving lives through fewer and safer police pursuits! 

> Jon returned to Washington DC in February 2016 and September 2015 to meet with legislators. See the list and READ MORE.

> click for media reports of REAL PURSUITS
updated February 26, 2016

> Paul's dad, Jonathan Farris, is available for media interviews and speaking engagements. Contact Jon at Jon@paulfarris.org

MEDIA REPORTS

> 10/26/2015 Jon is quoted in another USA Today expose. This one focusing on the FBI's under-reporting of law enforcement officer deaths during police pursuits. READ MORE

> 10/21/2015 Jon spoke with USA Today reporter, Tom Frank, again today. Tom's third investigative report about police pursuit statistics, this time related to the under-reporting of law enforcement officer deaths, will run in the next several days. #PoliceChase

> 10/2/2015 Jon spoke with USA Today reporter, Tom Frank (@ByTomFrank), again today. Tom's second investigative report is in the bullet below. They discussed a third article, focusing on Jon's 2015 legislative activities in Washington DC. #PoliceChase #NHTSA  http://buff.ly/1P9nDQV

> Feds fail to track deadly police pursuits. USA Today 9/29/2015
The U.S. government has drastically understated the number of people killed in high-speed police car chases, potentially by thousands of fatalities over several decades, a USA TODAY investigation shows.  Thanks to reporter Tom Frank (@ByTomFrank) READ MORE

Paul Victor Farris

11/2/1983 - 5/27/2007
taken away too soon


This website is a place where we honor and remember Paul. It is a place where family and friends can see and listen to Paul.

We'll use it for our advocacy against unnecessary high speed police pursuits, because if simple judgment had been used on that early morning of May 27, 2007, Paul would still be here with us.

It is a place where you can visit and reflect about Paul, about the frailty of life or whatever else matters to you.

Paul had an impact on many people during life and also after his death. His spirit will live with us forever.

We will continue to do everything that Paul expects of us, and we hope that you will too.

We'll use this site to tell you about Paul.



Click to hear Jon tell Paul's story   USA Today expose - July 2015


'Police pursuits, for the most part, are merely a passing newspaper story or television headline, forgotten by readers and viewers a few minutes later. But for the hundreds of relatives and thousands of friends of these innocent victims, the pain is real and never goes away. Never.'

-  Jonathan Farris, May 2007


> Paul Farris Memorial Scholarships were awarded at Somerville High School on May 27, 2015, the 8th anniversary of Paul's death. See photos and Learn more.

> Business, Life, Passion and Volunteerism
By Jonathan Farris
I love Linkedin. There, I said it. But what the heck does this have to do with business, life, passion and volunteerism? Patience, my friends.  READ MORE

 > Jon Farris in USA TODAY  This is an amazing National expose with many statistics. Thanks to Tom Frank for his terrific reporting (@ByTomFrank)

> Jon Farris in GOOD MORNING AMERICA

> USA Today Police Pursuit Editorial (Curtail Deadly Police Chases)

Many more stories here

 

 

 

 

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Paul Farris image 2002 
Paul 2002


I hear people say that time heals the pain. Well, it doesn't. Not even a little bit.

Time does strengthen me. Time does allow me to hide the hurt so you need not live with it as I do - every day of my life.

- jgf



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