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Officer Hailed as Hero at Orlando Nightclub Shooting Loses Job, Pension Money Over PTSD

December 6, 2017
Delgado, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing the carnage, scoured through bodies that littered the ground and helped survivors get to safety.

Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

November 10, 2017
Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago. More Here.

Video: Indiana Officer Tells Story of PTSD that Led Her to Attempt Suicide

November 10, 2017
Taylor Nielsen laughs as she plays catch with her new pup outside her Boone County home. She's feeling more alive than ever. And that's a miracle, considering Taylor nearly took her own life less than a year ago.

Customized Care Can Help First Responders in the Aftermath of Trauma

November 1, 2017
First responders regularly deal with tragedy and trauma, which can take a toll on their mental health. If it's time to seek treatment, here's why it's so important for first responders to receive customized and specialized care by trauma-informed clinicians.

Dutch Scientists' Research Could Lead to Blood Test for PTSD Diagnosis

September 7, 2017
Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with a simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffering from trauma after serving in Afghanistan.

Officer Well-Being Should Come First After an OIS

August 11, 2017
The suspect’s family, friends, attorney and the media were not there and are not your concern. Your officer is, and should always be, your primary concern. Yes, the other groups need to be addressed, but they can all wait. As legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden always preached, “Be quick but don’t hurry.”

Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.

Video: Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle.

Mountie Suing RCMP Over PTSD He Says Caused by Exposure to Child Porn Investigations

December 13, 2016
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to a “significant volume” of child pornography while working in a specialized unit.

Family Will Get Disability Benefits in Ex-Phoenix Officer's PTSD Suicide

April 14, 2016
A police board on Wednesday approved disability benefits for the family of Craig Tiger, a former Phoenix officer whose suicide became a rallying cry for changes in how the department handles PTSD.

Video: Phoenix Officer Fights to Bring Service Dog to Work

November 5, 2015
Phoenix Officer Scott Sefranka is documenting his struggle with the City of Phoenix to bring his service dog to work after he was injured in the line of duty.

PTSD: Breaking the Silence

April 10, 2015
We may think we can control our grief, our terror, or our shame by remaining silent, but naming offers the possibility of a different kind of control.

Phoenix Unions Call for No Confidence Vote Against Chief After Former Officer's Suicide

November 17, 2014
Officials from the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association say the death of former Officer Craig Tiger was symptomatic of a larger pattern of low morale among rank-and-file officers and a culture of "tyrannical" leadership by Garcia.

Video: Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police

September 29, 2014
Mental health experts say post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real concern in first responders. Getting officers to talk about how their experiences on the street affect them is a challenge.

Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police

September 29, 2014
Mental health experts say post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real concern in first responders. And while the attitudes of some officers are slowly starting to change, many believe police managers and the upper brass are reluctant to acknowledge PTSD as an on-duty injury and address the growing problem in the rank and file. More Here.

Retired Mountie Kills Himself 6 Years After Responding to Bus Beheading

July 17, 2014
Tim McLean was stabbed, mutilated and beheaded by Vince Li, who was later found not criminally responsible because of mental illness.

PTSD a Workers' Comp Issue For New Jersey Police

May 27, 2014
Police officers in New Jersey are allowed to assert PTSD as a workers' compensation claim, but it is not that way in many states.

Ct. Public Employee PTSD Bill Clears Senate

March 20, 2014
In legislation approved 18-5 that next heads to the House floor and other committees, teachers, emergency medical personnel, state and local police, and firefighters would be able to file claims for mental-health counseling following post-traumatic stress diagnoses by board-certified psychiatrists or psychologists.

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

January 30, 2014

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

Albuquerque SWAT Standoff Triggered by Former Marine Marksman

November 11, 2013
Albuquerque police said Jason Kerns, 37, fled the scene of a crash on southbound Interstate 25 north of the Big I in a Hummer sport-utility vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Friday, and a police officer pulled him over on the south-to-east flyover ramp a half-hour later.
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