TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, an incredible story of bravery, courage, and resilience.
In the early hours of 1 May 2000, Constable Daryl Elliott Green was on a routine job in a suburban neighbourhood when he was ambushed and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder. In the heat of the moment, despite critical injuries, Daryl instinctively drew his firearm and started searching for the gunman while protecting injured colleagues and residents.
For his actions that night, Daryl received the highest police award for bravery and a citation from Australia’s Governor General. Yet Daryl’s real story – one so harrowing it will keep your audience on the edge of their seats – was only just beginning.
Even though some of his darkest days lay ahead, Daryl was actually on a remarkable journey of healing and introspection which would ultimately teach him some of life’s greatest lessons. Daryl returned to the police and over the next 20 years was promoted three times and he also challenged himself to overcome his greatest fear – guns!
Daryl’s journey will captivate you
With an intuitive gift for professional speaking, Daryl retells his incredible saga with energy, humour and optimism. His authenticity connects with people from all walks of life and his story demonstrates that when pushed to our limits, the capabilities of the human spirit – bravery, courage and resilience – reside in us all.
TWICE SHOT talks are designed to make your teams and leaders bullet proof!
Daryl achieves this by showing how to develop individual and organisational resilience, foster two-way open communication between leaders and the led, build a strong leadership skillset, and most importantly, make brave decisions under pressure.
Delivered face to face or virtually, each talk is customised to suit your audience. They include audio of the shooting, 2D schematics of the incident, crime scene photos, the offender’s profile and 3D computer modelling of Daryl’s facial reconstruction.
Watch Daryl as he re-enacts the night he was shot and his extraordinary bravery as the terrifying events unfold. Be transfixed as he recounts his journey of recovery, his multiple surgeries, his psychological battles, his return to policing, and amasingly how he overcame his fear of guns by becoming a firearms instructor. Plus, many more twists in his remarkable journey of turning gunshot trauma into a life of triumph.
In 2018, Daryl was honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador and has received multiple accolades from Professional Speakers Australia for his powerful keynote speaking.
Daryl’s inspiring story is one your audience will not forget…
‘It was easily one of the best (keynotes) I’ve seen – moving, informative and very entertaining… If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live don’t miss it.’
Ian Chappell, Australian Cricket Captain 1971-1975
Key points about Daryl
- TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, Daryl underwent more than a dozen facial reconstructive surgeries over 7 years, while battling severe depression and chronic PTSD.
- Awarded the Queensland Police Service’s Valour Award – their highest accolade for bravery – in 2001.
- Featured in Australian Story documentary, episode title May Day in 2002.
- Won the Professional Speakers Australia scholarship for best emerging talent in 2015, and their Breakthrough Speaker of the Year award in 2019.
- Received a Group Bravery Citation from Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove in 2015.
- Honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador in 2018.