February 20, 2018

UTT’s Stephanie Ameiss Recounts Her Miraculous Story

In 1999, Stephanie Ameiss was a police cadet in Arizona.

One evening, she stopped to help a motorist on a bridge.  When a police officer warned her of an oncoming vehicle, she jumped out of traffic into what she thought was the protected center of the highway.

In fact, Stephanie landed in a four foot gap in the freeway, and fell 60 feet onto the dry river bottom below.

The police officer assumed she was dead.

Stephanie Ameiss survived the fall, and her courageous and powerful story of healing, faith, and returning to the police force is truly amazing.

Local Arizona media recently covered her retirement and recounted her incredible story.

See the KTAR News (Arizona) story HERE.   See the Fox News Phoenix coverage HERE.

Listen to this week’s Understanding the Threat Radio show with Stephanie telling her story HERE.

Today, Stephanie Ameiss is the Lead Investigator for Understanding the Threat.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and, while working with Gilbert Police Department in Arizona, worked undercover, gang investigations, and eventually worked her way to becoming a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO).

Stephanie brings plenty of experience to the UTT team.  However, the team is well-aware it is miracle she is still in this world at all.

Her indomitable spirit and deep faith is an example for all who know her.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
  1. […] Her miraculous story of survival and her road to recovery can be found HERE. […]

  2. […] Stephanie Ameiss is a retired police officer from Arizona who worked gangs to career criminals and everything in between. She was an undercover officer, and became the Terrorism Liaison Officer for her department until the time she retired. Stephanie is also a living miracle in that she almost did not have a career after falling sixty (60) feet from a bridge while assisting citizens which nearly cost her her life. Read more about her incredible experience here. […]

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  5. God bless you.


    The two vastly different halves comprising the mandated spectrum of PD field operations (referred to, more often than not, as “the uniformed force” or “initial responders”) seem to consistently unfold as an olio of either sheer boredom or sudden unexpected ad hoc demands threaded to the protection of life, property and personal survival. Since 1999, when (then) Arizona police cadet Stephanie Ameiss sustained life-threatening injuries in pursuit of said protection of others, and thus came face-to-face with said “personal survival”, what she has been able to accomplish with the support of friends, and an obviously superb team of medical specialists, in quest of her spectacular & heartwarming come-back, confirms the belief of erstwhile Aviatrix, Amelia Earhart: I.e., “Courage is the price life exacts for granting peace”.

    Furthermore, with Stephanie Ameiss as UTT’s lead investigator, given her admirable set of contextual investigatory skills, my sense is that a valuable uptick of credence & participation among America’s women & mothers with respect to “Understanding the Threat” (and spreading the word as well) will occur.

  7. Please don’t stop doing what you do. It is very important work. Glad Ms. Ameiss is o.k.

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