Today’s events which lead to three of our officers shot is another reminder how dangerous the job we do can be. We are extremely grateful all three officers are expected to recover but we need to be mindful of the mental toll incidents like this can have, not just on the officers injured but those who witnessed and responded to the various scenes.
If you or a fellow officer needs someone to talk to about what’s happened, we are here. The policy for our peer counseling bill, which was signed into law recently, is still being written but the protection for confidentiality is in place.
I am extremely proud to be a part of KCPD and the response today from our department and friends in neighboring jurisdictions once again shows us the strength of our Blue Family.
Please keep the officers who were injured and everyone involved in today’s events in your thoughts and prayers.