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06/11/2015

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Bookworm

Not offering an excuse, just posting the latest news on the McKinney story from today's local news (don't know if it made the national news): That officer had just come from a suicide situation with no downtime to decompress. The police dept is going to make sure that officers get some time to relax after high-stress situations.

Mary in Ohio

I saw the same thing Bookworm refers to. But while I acknowledge the stress, I wondered how he had wanted to deal with the potential suicides? Push 'em off the ledge ?

Mike Peterson

Thing is, and not to be too cold about it, but you have to be professional. That could mean a system where, when you've had enough, you can check out. But if that's not the system, you have to be able to wipe the slate.

I've seen some hard situations close up, and I compare those people to soccer goalkeepers. Yes, you let one in. And you need to learn from it. But your responsibility now is to avoid letting the next goal in.

And, with all due respect, he let the next goal in.

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