Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Chaos... and a tale with no happy ending

In my crisis intervention work with emergency services personnel, I try to re-frame events, find the good within something horrible.

I can't find the good in this story.
In an unusual move, Virginia State Police have been called in to investigate a shooting in which a police officer fatally wounded a colleague Sunday night during a fast-moving and chaotic chain of events at a public housing complex.
Do read the entire story.

One of the things that gets to me about this is that police officers are generally much better trained than Coasties. We're just an accident waiting to happen.

My prayers go out to the officers in Norfolk and the friends and family of Seneca Darden. Please, too, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


1 comment:

  1. hmmm...maybe that's why we wear all that orange AND vests...to protect us from ourselves...