Filmmaker Patrick Shaver spent the last two years traveling the country to talk with officers who have been involved in on-the-job shootings, to find out their struggles and how they cope for a documentary, reports WJXT.
So far this year the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff's Office has had four officer-involved shootings, and last year it had 10.
Shaver showed his documentary to local officers at the Fraternal Order of Police-- hoping the film will help the officers and their families.
More than 90 officers were interviewed for the documentary, titled "Officer Involved."
The film's creator, who has a law enforcement background, hopes to bring awareness to how officers are perceived after these shootings.
"It basically walks the viewer through what led you to this job as a police officer… to what was it like in the aftermath of your shooting," said Shaver.
It's a topic that leaders at the FOP and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office believe is important. They teamed up to bring a screening of the film to the area over the weekend.
Shaver said he has a road trip coming up this summer, on which he'll be screening the film at police departments nationwide. He also hopes the film will be considered for a film festival.