Officer Who Responded To Sandy Hook Receives Disability

One of the first responding police officers to Sandy Hook claimed post traumatic stress disorder.   The city denied his claim, and the police chief wanted him to return to work.  Attorney David Allen explains how the officer was eventually  granted disability, and how the payments work.

It’s a short video packed with information.




Posted on 09/21/2015, in Cases, Good Cops, Potpourri and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. crustyolemothman

    Xena, Interesting video and as you noted, brings several possibly unknown aspects of long term disability into the light for all people to see.

    Off Topic (but still IMO, worthy of thought), if you have time to read this article, it might be worth your time. While I must admit that I read it several times, and I’m still having a hard time accepting the theory behind the story, could this be factual or is it yet another attempt by TPTB to explain away far too many cases of misidentification of minorities as related to criminal activity?


    • Mothman,
      I tend to agree with the study because it happened to me. When I walked into a company where the employees are Korean, I found it difficult to tell one from the other and thought, this is what Whites mean when they say all Blacks look alike; this is what Blacks mean when they say all Whites look alike.

      Our police forces and prosecutors however, have options to determine identity. Can we imagine a supervisor or manager terminating an employee based on their physical looks? I know that happened at a company where a man complained about the “Black temp” when there were two of them, and the company let the wrong temp go. One person weighed over 200 lbs and was dark complexion. The other was a small woman considered “high yellow.”

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      • Two sides to a story

        Criminal justice studies show that most eyewitnesses of any color have trouble correctly identifying anyone of any other race.

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    I can’t even imagine what it takes to heal from the horror of Sandy Hook for all of the survivors: the students, the teachers, and the rescuers.

    In the video at this link a first grade teacher, who saved her 15 students by cramming them into a 3′ by 4′ bathroom, shares her story and the weight of the memory upon her. The title of the article says it all:

    “Sandy Hook survivor: ‘I’ve been through this personal hell, but I can choose to have hope’ ”

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    • I’ve seen death at work, and without it resulting in blood. It is devastating to see because you have no control over it. There is not only the sight that one is exposed to in seeing the body or bodies, but also the smells and sounds as organs shut down.

      I think that officer was realistic enough to know that he could not return to work, and I applaud him for that.

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    • The children who survived will never be the same. A loss of innocence.



    I’m not receiving email notifications of new comments, so am checking in on the Admin side off and on.

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  4. I’m glad he will be receiving disability. I can’t even picture what it would be like to have experienced that 😦

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  5. I understand that the first responder now has PTSD. I ‘d be shocked myself to see 20 dead kids , murdered mercilessly. I haven’t gotten over that, either. I can just imagine what that police officer had felt when he saw that.

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    • Hey Ren. Yep. I would certainly have post traumatic stress had I been present in any capacity seeing that massacre.

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      • I remember reading that every child had been shot more than once…


        • Mindmyme,
          Yep. One report said that the little bodies were unrecognizable because the bullets tore through their faces. Their clothes were soaked with blood making it almost impossible to identify what they were wearing.

          I remember that on Christmas Eve 2012, I broke down in tears thinking about the parents who should have been wrapping or opening presents with their children, rather than deciding what to do with their belongings, their rooms, and what type of headstone to chose for their graves.


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