Sorry Chief, I really wish I could help in some way but I don't know of any support group outside of my agency's. My agency has an internal support/survivor group.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police?Disabled law-enforcement groups?
I am not aware of any. For the most part once you leave the job due to disability your former employers prefer to simply forget about you. And for the most part you will make fellow officers uncomfortable as a living reminder of what COULD happen to them.I mean no disrespect when I say there is dang near a support group for everything. When I was able, I donated to most of them and volunteered for a few. I have found no reputable organization that supports wounded or disabled officers, following a search.
All major law enforcement organizations seem to have short term memory when it comes to this. I am guilty of this when I was a district officer serving on committies in one association. We were pushing for better retirement and contracts for Chief's. Well as I go through this, my retirement looks bleek. boat is sold, and dream property is now as far from me as Mars.
Most of you will understand that the majority of officers work for towns and counties under 30,000, many without any retirement benefits. Officers with great benefits have a difficult time understanding this. I am one that could benefit from support with SSI problems, depression and PTSD issues. There are many other folks in my shoes, I know this.
Does anyone know of a group? Seems most are a scam.