The Winchester Police Department invites members of the community to hear Author Debra Puglisi Sharp speak about her journey through the American Criminal Justice System, focused on reclaiming her life after it was torn apart by violence. Debra was planting roses in the front yard of her house when unbeknownst to her a drug addict had broken into her house, killed her husband, and was waiting for her. When Debra took a break from the garden and went into her house, the suspect assaulted, raped, and bound her. This began a harrowing journey where Debra was taken to the suspect’s house where he repeatedly sexually assaulted her. Through sheer determination and will she found the courage to escape and call the police.
Debra’s story was recently highlighted on “Surviving Evil” on Investigation Discovery. The police department is partnering with Shenandoah University to provide an opportunity for you to hear Debra speak about her life-changing experience during a free community lecture. The lecture will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shenandoah University in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.
We hope that you can join us and we encourage you to spread the word about this valuable opportunity.
This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office) email@example.com