Law enforcement officers across the United States receive training in a wide variety of topics. However, how many law enforcement officers receive in‐depth training to prepare them for the traumas they will face?
This presentation consists of a personal case study in which the speaker was shot while investigating a domestic disturbance. During the incident, a female was also killed. The presentation contains crime scene photos and video, original 911 call and radio
traffic, and researched information and material from various experts.
The goal of the presentation is to use the speaker's personal incident, as well as the researched information, to help students understand the physical, psychological, and mental effects of law enforcement trauma. Specific attention is given to explaining what trauma is and how to help those currently suffering from its effects. Strategies are also given to help prepare for and overcome trauma when and after it occurs.