Friday, September 29, 2017

PTSD Veteran Scott Farnsworth, Killed by Police Won't Be Counted

We don't know how many lives are claimed by PTSD caused by combat. What we do know is that when the end comes as "suicide by cop" they won't be counted at all.

Family, friends mourn Valley veteran's death after he was fatally shot by police

ABC 15 News
Melissa Blasius
September 28, 2017

PHOENIX - Friends and family will bury a Valley veteran Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, one week after he was fatally shot by police.

ABC15 is learning more about 28-year-old Scott Farnsworth. His mom, Pat, says the Army veteran served in Iraq and medically retired because of severe PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
"He's so compassionate, so kind, and he's been that that way since he was a little boy," Pat said.
Family members said they tried and failed to get Scott proper medical and mental health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"They bleed red, white, and blue, and we do nothing except say, "Oh, how tragic," Pat Farnsworth said.
Mesa police say officers shot Scott Farnsworth after he pointed a gun at them, while in the area of Crismon Road and Southern Avenue Friday night.