Police Officer Stress

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  1. waltky

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    Bein' a cop can make ya sick...
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    Study: Stress Can Leave Police Officers More Vulnerable to Disease
    February 7, 2017 - A study of more than 300 Buffalo police officers suggests that the high-stress environment can leave the officers more vulnerable to disease.
     
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    They should spend time with lower school children and exercise more. if they were to have to go and patrol the kids, maybe they could teach them a good lesson on life, and be cheered up by little smiles?
     
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    I have seen some who died fairly young with Heart attacks and the Dr said it was stress induced.
     
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    California Police Officer died after an apparent suicide...
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    California Police Officer Takes His Own Life
    March 8, 2017 - Lompoc Police Officer Miguel Grijalva died after an apparent suicide early Tuesday morning.
     
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    Being a law enforcement officer is indeed an occupation that produces extremely high levels of stress. Whereas other individuals would seek to avoid potential hazards, law enforcement officers are required to go towards such hazards. Every individual they approach must be regarded as potentially dangerous to their well being, as any encounter can yield potentially lethal results, regardless of the nature of the interaction.

    Beyond dealing with the worst that society has to offer, law enforcement officers face substantial burdens on performance from those who are higher up on the chain of command, often being tasked with meeting various quotas or punished with any number of repercussions, ranging from denial of promotion, to undesirable work shifts, to being denied paid overtime.

    All of this is compounded by the requirement to maintain silence when observing the illegal and corrupt behavior of fellow law enforcement officers, knowing that they will experience retaliation if they speak up.
     
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    More law enforcement officers die each year by suicide than in the line of duty...
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    Houston Police Sergeant Kills Self at Station
    March 31, 2017 - The sergeant was found around 8:35 a.m. Friday morning inside of a stairwell on the fourth floor at the Westside Patrol Station.
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    Officer Attacked by Man He Tried to Help
    March 31, 2017 - Richmond Police Sgt. D. Nelson was punched by a belligerent man he was trying to help, after finding him in the middle of a busy street on Wednesday night.
     
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    That's (in red) part of the problem and a self-fulfilling prophecy. Cops see everyone as the enemy, so they treat everyone as the enemy, and over time people learn to look at cops as the enemy.

    Your second paragraph also contributes to the peoples view as cops-are-the-enemy. The "quota" issue is rampant through the system. Cops have all kinds of quotas - bring in revenue (write tickets), the more charges against a person the better, the more severe the charges the better, the higher their arrests per response the better. State attorneys have the same attitude, the more convictions and the more severe the charges the better, they pile on charges and delay the process to put pressure on a person to make a deal. Innocent people get fined and convicted, guilty people (and some innocent) get convicted of crimes they did not commit.

    The end result is that people no longer see cops as "officer friendly", but as the enemy.

    Then throw in the no-knock raids to the wrong house, the innocent people murdered by cops (such as John Crawford, murdered while shopping in WalMart) and the cops get away with no consequences, and its no wonder cops feel threatened.

    To a large extent, cops have done this to themselves. And to a large extent, I have no sympathy for them,.
     
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    NC Police Chief Commits Suicide...
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    North Carolina Police Chief Commits Suicide
    March 31, 2017 - The death of Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston II has been ruled a suicide after he was found dead in his home Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
     
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    Its no joke, police are not the peoples favorite any longer but even the most avid of police haters could not deny the stress levels of law enforcement.
     
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    The Massachusetts Coalition of Police Takes Steps to Stop Officer Suicides...
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    Massachusetts Police Union Takes Steps to Stop Officer Suicides
    April 4, 2017 - The Massachusetts Coalition of Police is instituting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s anonymous screening tool to help distressed cops.
     
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    Chicago Police Officer Takes Own Life Nearly Two Years After Cop Husband's Death
    June 2, 2017 - Veteran Chicago Police Officer Dina Markham was found by a family member unresponsive in the bathtub on Sunday after ingesting pills.
     
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    October is Depression Awareness and Mental Health Screening Month...
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    Depression Awareness and Mental Health Screening
    October 11, 2017 - Increasingly, even the need for officers to be alert to the signs and symptoms of depression and mental illness in themselves and their peers has been embraced.
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    FBI: 118 Law Enforcement Officers Died in Line of Duty in 2016; 57,180 Assaulted
    October 16, 2017 | 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty last year in the United States, the FBI reported on Monday.
     
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    Not only do police have a hard time coping but now that a target has been put on their heads thanks to their mayors and politicians replacements are lower than ever. Police are retiring early, or changing jobs and reruites are hard to find as are replacements.
    So we will soon have thugs aka SSTroop types running rough shod over our cities. How about some gang bangers too?
     
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    Perhaps the time is coming for the people of the united states to begin looking after themselves, rather than expecting law enforcement to do it for them.
     
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    On-Duty Officer Kills Himself...
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    On-Duty Alabama Police Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound to the Head
    Nov. 2, 2017 - Vestavia Hills police officials said they are asking for prayers for the family and fellow officers.
     
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    Three Massachusetts Police Officers Sickened by Fentanyl Exposure...
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    Massachusetts Police Officers Sickened by Fentanyl Exposure
    December 13, 2017 - Three Lawrence police officers were exposed to the dangerous opioid fentanyl after a mother told police her son and a friend were dealing drugs out of her apartment Monday night.
     
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    To say nothing about the fact that every individual encountered may be infected with HIV and/or AIDS.
     
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    Yup. It is time to disarm government police and to arm the people as per the 2d Amendment.
    Strange how right wingers never call for this.
     
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    Suicide levels are even higher for veterans and farmers. Nobody hates them and that is understandable as they do not go around harming people, engaging in drugs sales, shakedowns, or violating people's rights. Abusing others is often a sign of self hatred. People need to calm down and to stop abusing others.

    As a society, it would better for all of us if the government was disarmed. Those of you who are right wingers should be the first ones to demand this.
     
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