Why he is one of many ‘former’ Minneapolis police officers

Minneapolis police officers have gotten no support in the aftermath of the 2020 protests

and many are struggling with PTSD

 Written by a Minneapolis police officer, now retired

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.


About David Blaska

Madison WI
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4 Responses to Why he is one of many ‘former’ Minneapolis police officers

  1. calypsofacto says:

    Terrible. Meanwhile, violent crime in Minneapolis way up this fall. Gee, who coulda predicted?
    “The numbers from the Minneapolis Police Department show a huge spike in many violent crimes with homicides up from 48 to 82 last year (+70 percent), gunshot wound victims doubling from 269 to 551 (+105 percent) and carjackings rising from 101 to 405 (+300 percent) compared to 2019”


  2. madtownforsure says:

    Madison is not much different, crime is going up and mayor does nothing.


  3. Balboa says:



  4. michael menard says:

    I believe the writer is a woman (am I allowed to write that?) as she refers to her fellow cop husband in the full letter.


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