How an officer's suicide served as a wake-up call
Sheriff Tim Whitcomb tells the heartfelt story of a fellow officer’s suicide that spurred his crusade to help LEOs minimize and dissipate the effects of PTSD
We are all familiar with the truism that policing is a hard job. However, for the women and men who walk the thin blue line, that statement is more than just a simple adage. The physiological and emotional toll paid by officers in the United States is an inherent part of the job that only those who have worn the uniform can fully understand.
In this episode of our What’s New in Blue video series, Sheriff Tim Whitcomb of Cattaraugus County, NY, tells the heartfelt story of a fellow officer’s suicide that became his wake-up call and spurred his crusade to help law enforcement officers minimize and dissipate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).