DeAngelis-Murphy-DeAndrea, Mindsets Presentation



  • Frank DeAngelis, Columbine High School Principal
  • Lt. Brian Murphy
  • AJ DeAndrea, Deputy Chief, Arvada Police Department


Presentation Details

There is no substitute for real-world experience. Our guest presenters bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to these no-nonsense discussions about active shooter response both in schools and in our communities.


Mindset Matters

Deputy Chief DeAndrea provides a glimpse into the mindset that law enforcement today takes regarding response to active school violence. Educators and law enforcement professionals can bring hard-learned lessons back with the knowledge and conviction of DeAndrea’s firsthand experience at three active shooter events.


On Any Given Day

Leadership Lessons from Columbine and Beyond

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst…a spark that creates extraordinary results.” –Anonymous.

The tragedy at Columbine redefined the nation. Frank DeAngelis tells his story from the events through the aftermath. This presentation reveals the leadership lessons he learned in the midst of an international firestorm. Frank’s honest, straight-forward account provides invaluable insights into managing the after-crisis with students, staff members, community members and never ending media attention. The takeaways from this presentation should be required reading for every leader in the nation.


Never Give Up

Lt. Murphy was the first officer on scene on August 5, 2012, after 40-year-old Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people and wounded four others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Lt. Murphy will go through the incident in detail showing actual video footage and lessons learned. Lt. Murphy later earned the Congressional Badge of Bravery and Presidential Medal of Honor.

To include:

  • History of the White Supremacist movement
  • Department lead up to active shooter events
  • Complete debrief of the shooting including response from multiple agencies and disciplines
  • Mindset to survive deadly force
  • PTSD and effects of family
  • Preparation for deadly force encounters


March 12 Mindsets Flyer

  • When: March 12, 2020
  • Location: The Cable Center, Malone Theater, 2000 Buchtel Blvd South, Denver, CO 80201
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Cost: This training is fully sponsored by the Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation and is being provided at no cost to participants.
Session Size: Session is limited to 200 participants
RSVP: Participants must pre-register below