From the Post Star: Police learn to defuse situations with veterans
It’s past time our police and authorities learn to work WITH and not against those in need. PTSD and mental needs must be addressed on all fronts!
Juanita Salas-Jackson has seen the conflicts from both sides.
As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, she returned from service in the Middle East and struggled to re-integrate to civilian life.
As a state trooper, she and her colleagues found themselves in conflicts at times with military veterans.
Those encounters got ugly sometimes. Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related problems have substance abuse issues and conflicts with family members and employers at a higher rate than the non-military public, statistics show….
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