I know without doubt in my mind that a single incident can trigger vicious PTSD for a cop because I’ve heard it many times in their voices and seen it in their faces. Sergeant Mark De Bona talks about a baby dying in his arms after marks feverish efforts to revive him. I hear it in Mark’s voice to this day. Years later, he used to wake up in a cold, harrowing sweat after nightmares that he was going out to his mailbox and seeing the lifeless baby in it. I know Mark has dealt with so much as do most veteran coppers who’ve worked the mean streets for many years. When I interviewed the troopers who had responded to the murder of trooper Mark coats many years ago. It was exactly one year to the day of the horror and 12 months later I saw the anguish in their faces and heard it in their voices.
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In his excellent book, “We are the cop’s” British author Michael Matthews writes about his many ride alongs with American officers throughout this country. It’s a hell of a read and I highly recommend it to you.
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This is stuff you never ever learned at the Academy from in the line of duty. Hello, I’m Ron barber. I’m calling this stuff you never ever learned at the Academy because that’s what this podcast is all about.
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