Column: Police families, how do they bear it?

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  1. CZ Glock

    CZ Glock

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    Prayers. And then more prayers.
     
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  2. Ohsheepdog

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    Supporting each other, ignoring the haters (even in your own families), praying, and knowing the LEO is in an honorable profession and performing it safely with integrity and compassion.
     
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    Pray for them!
    BTW, F-U Chicago Tribune!
     
  4. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Ive personally talked to John. He's about the only professional journalist left in Chicago.

    I agree with him about 1/2 the time, which is what your supposed to.

    But this is interesting, a rabid Leftist columnist in a rabid Leftist rag is actually questioning the mind of a 77yo, he'll be 78yo in Nov., and if he even knows whats going on to be electable. He'd be 86yo if he ends up with two terms and has already had two aneurysm's. His crazy comments have already made him a Political legend. Of course he'll probably live until he's 90yo in some for or another. https://chicago.suntimes.com/column...n-dementia-cognitive-ability-laura-washington

    Imagine voting for a President assuming he'll die in office, or go off his rocker, and betting on his VEEP for your vote?
     
  5. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for posting that.
    I too was surprised reading it under the C-Tribune banner.
    It's not a pretty story. It is pretty true.
    Suicide within first responder ranks is a problem exacerbated by the stigma associated with the act.
    If anyone, a coworker, even yourself needs help, reach out and get it.
    There are GT members in LE who can help. Reach out to them.
    I have two threads memorializing those lost to suicide, one for 2019, the second for this year in the stickies area of Cop Talk. Within those threads are words of encouragement, challenge, and links to resources for help.
    Stay Safe...

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