One of my detectives was involved in a shooting yesterday, bad guy tried to run him over and my guy shot him ( 3 for 3..not bad shooting). If you supervisors get a chance, try to get some training in officer involved shootings (not the technical investigation part, but the part about taking care of your officer) I got there and found him sitting in a police cruiser shaking. I noticed he had been disarmed so I gave him my weapon. The things I was taught came back to me right away. I got him out of the area, back to our police station and had his wife come up. We made sure he got an FOP rep and a lawyer right away and we fed him. I caused a little stir when I refused to allow the detectives to speak to him until today (another agency is investigating). I wanted him to get some sleep and clear his mind. He told me this morning that he remembered things today that he didn't yesterday. Had they interviewed him yesterday, he would look like a liar (this is huge, they have to be allowed to rest and collect their thoughts, the media and public will have to wait) Two other involved officers were from another jurisdiction. They were placed in an interrogation room by their bosses and left alone for about an hour, that really bothered them and they felt like suspects. We spoke today and he told me that he felt protected and that it made things much easier and less stressful. As supervisors, we all know the technical work required to do the job, I think we can really help our people by understanding how to help them when their lives are turned upside down. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!