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."