Sunday, November 22, 2015

Georgia Veteran Killed Police By Had PTSD

Wife of man killed by Paulding County deputies speaks
WSB TV 2 News Atlanta
November 21, 2015
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — The wife of a war veteran shot and killed by Paulding County deputies says her husband suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and believes his death could have been prevented.

Christina Tarrant says her husband William Tarrant, 39, was getting treatment for PTSD, but needed more help.

Tarrant says she tried to tell deputies that, but he was killed anyway.

"I kept telling the police officers from 10-11 in the morning up until (he was shot) that he is not right in the head. He needs help," Tarrant said.

Tarrant told Channel 2's Matt Johnson her husband was a 10-year combat veteran with a Purple Heart.

"There's no better definition of a hero other than what my husband displayed," Tarrant said.

Tarrant says her husband went to his parents' house Friday morning to check on their 6-month-old son Liam and his behavior raised red flags.
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