Minneapolis police officers have gotten no support in the aftermath of the 2020 protests
and many are struggling with PTSD
It’s hard to get up every day and be happy to go to your job feeling like damaged goods. I received over 4,000 voicemails of vitriolic hate, and I didn’t have a phone left or a desk to put a phone on. My office had been firebombed.
The people now being touted as “peaceful protesters” hacked the city’s e-mail and subscribed me to more than 1,000 online sites. …I got a call in the middle of the night when I was out with officers in the riots from a “friend of the police” who told me to immediately shut down my credit cards, as all my information was out on the dark web. …
I am in mourning that two Washington, D.C., officers have committed suicide. I pray every day. I have developed a gratitude attitude as I work through the issues the civil unrest in Minneapolis has left me with. I encourage those struggling with PTSD to seek help.