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Number of Veterans Involved with Police Standoffs Grows

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Over the past few years, law enforcement has encountered veterans in crisis at an alarming rate. Often, these encounters end poorly. With additional training, however, we believe that better outcomes will result.

Recent events involving soldiers and veterans in police standoffs:

August 2006
Elio C, San Bernadino, Air Force, Iraq veteran

December 2006
James D, Maryland, Afghanistan veteran, 29 years old

September 2007
David M, Newberry Township PA, Vietnam veteran survived attempted suicide by cop

May 2008
Staff Sgt. Travis Twigg, 5 tours, killed himself and his brother at the Grand Canyon after police closed in. He had PTSD and even met President Bush.

June 2008
James G, Buffalo NY, Vietnam Vet, survivied
Randy K, Marine Reservist, Iraq veteran, Deputy Sheriff, arrested after fleeing to Chicago

July 2008
Unidentified Schofield soldier, 18 hour standoff ended without shots fired

February 2009
Marshall F, Portsmouth VA, Vietnam veteran
Spc. Jason J, Fort Bragg, survived
Spc. Larry Applegate, Widefield TX, standoff ended with suicide

July 2009
Unidentified veteran at Colmery-O’Neil VA, Topeka KS, no shots fired, survived
Ronnie C, Watauga TX, Vietnam vet, shots fired in 9 hour standoff, survived
Richard H, Cheyenne WY, Vietnam Vet

September 2009
Torrance B, Vicksburg MS, Iraq veteran
Spc. Jason C, Indiana National Guards, survived

October 2009
Andrew W, Lynn ID, Iraq veteran, survived
Jacob S, Muncie IND, Iraq home on leave, killed himself in movie theater after police were called

November 2009
John L, Iraq Veteran, Lake Stevens Washington, three tours. Shot after domestic disturbance.
Christopher M, 30, Iraq veteran, Baltimore, police chase

January 2010
Kenneth E, Albuquerque NM, Iraq veteran

February 2010
Raymond I, Cleveland OH, Air Force veteran

March 2010
Gerald L, Houston, WWII veteran, survived

April 2010
Zachary H, Platte City MO, Iraq veteran, survived, standoff started when he called for help

May 2010
Joshua G, Volusia County FL, 30 years old, 10 year Army veteran, Iraq Veteran
Kenneth Y, Greeley CO, Vietnam veteran
Adam W, Eagle Point OR, Iraq Veteran

June 2010
Tyrone B, Baltimore MD, Marine, shot “12 or 13 times” Iraq veteran

July 2010
James P, 37, Togus VA Hospital Maine
Erik S, 39, Las Vegas West Point and Duke, shot by police

August 2010
Brandon B, Salt Lake City Utah, Afghanistan veteran

September 2010
Brock S, Minot ND, Iraq veteran survived attempted suicide by cop after standoff
Edward Z, 61, Baldwin PA Vietnam Vet
Spc. Nicholas L, Oregon National Guard, Iraq Veteran, 22 years old
Spc. Anthony J, Fort Carson, Colorado, survived

November 2010
Matthew H, Cooperstown ND, Gulf War veteran, survived

December 2010
Unidentified veteran, New Cumberland PA, veteran survived
Spc. Freddy H, Fayetteville NC, 20, shot himself outside of Police Administrative Building

January 2011
Thomas H, Portland OR, Vietnam Vet, homeless veteran, shot 12 times

February 2011
Anthony M, Oregon Army Reserves, 50 years old, Iraq veteran

March 2011
Jeremiah P, 24 Glendale AZ, Afghanistan veteran
Jermaine G, 29, Iraq veteran, police chase, Los Angeles
Unidentified “war veteran”, Laredo TX, survived standoff and taken to be helped.

Source: http://woundedtimes.blogspot.com/2011/03/number-of-veterans-involved-with-police.html

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