Posted on Jun 6, 2016
My statement on corrections officers and PTSD
On June 6, 2016 I rose in the house to speak about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the importance of extending presumptive coverage to corrections officers.
"These correctional peace officers put themselves in harm's way to enforce the laws that we put in place, ultimately, that put people behind bars. When I think of us as a society and I think about being a legislator, I know that I am responsible for the laws that I help create and that I vote on, and if it means that I'm asking someone to help enforce those on the other end, then I need to ensure that I am giving them the proper tools, the proper resources necessary to address those mental health issues that they unfortunately end up incurring."