Cody Schaefer, over the past ten years has served as a member of the Armed Forces as an Infantry solider. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and worked alongside the Afghanistan Police and Army. Since his deployment he has served as an Infantry Team Leader, Infantry Squad Leader and most recently a Heavy Weapons Infantry Section Leader.  He has worked as a full-time Police Officer in the Southern Illinois area for the past five years. Cody is a certified instructor through the ALERRT active shooter program and has attended several other active shooter/active threat training programs