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Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

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.

July 14, 2017

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Thin_Blue_Line @ 7/14/2017 11:34 PM

I've been an officer for 22 years in a very violent area. I've seen countless dead bodies, killed in very violent ways,, including a fellow officer who was shot to death. I can say unequivocally that Gerry Realin is a coward and a disgrace to the law enforcement community. He can't even take a desk job? Sounds like an excuse to just get paid without working. If he was genuine he would have just resigned and worked in a different field. You'll see him collecting 80% pension and taking another job with full pay in the near future, laughing at the gullibility of the doctors, pension board, etc. The tax payers should be outraged. Good friends of mine have been shot on the job and still serve without complaint and with honor. He and his wife are just good actors and fooled everyone. Just glad another cop won't have to depend on him in a battle. He's a sheep and just disgraceful that he hid in a warrior's clothing.

signalzero @ 8/1/2017 3:23 PM

I didn't see in your post where you obtained your MD in Psychiatry? This attitude is the reason why cops stay silent, then when things get too rough, we lose them to suicide. Every cop is a human being first and a cop second. Even a warriors glass can get full. Don't judge someone until you have walked in their shoes. If you are still serving your community in a first responder role, you may be only one call away from being in the same position as the Orlando Officer, no matter how long you have served or what you have seen. It takes courage to put a badge on and go to work. It takes even more to have to relive horror every day of your life, including sleep, and have no control over it.

signalzero @ 8/1/2017 3:30 PM

I didn't see in your response where you got your MD degree in psychiatry. Your attitude is why more officers do not come forward for help. Police officers are human beings first and cops second. Even Warriors can have their glass filled with trauma over the years to where it is no longer bearable. To suggest this officer is cheating the system is ridiculous. No matter how long you have served or what you have seen, if you are still in a first responder position you are one call away from being in this officers shoes. Don't judge someone until you've been where they have been.

signalzero @ 8/3/2017 9:20 AM

I didn't see in your post where you graduated with your MD in Psychiatry. This Officer is far from a coward having to endure what he has been through. Be weary my friend of judging others, you yourself may be just one call away from being in his shoes.

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