Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Facing Off with Law Enforcement Almost Every Week

Veterans Who Were Not Counted
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
November 11, 2017

Since last Veterans Day, a shocking number of veterans have been involved with situations where their lives were on the line along with members of law enforcement. 

Unlike some of the national headline grabbing veterans, like Texas, these were happening in every state across the country.

These are some of the reports regarding veterans and law enforcement faced with something they should never have to endure. 

Remember, these men and women, on both sides, decided that they would risk their own lives for the sake of others. 

None of these losses should happened.


December 2, 2016 
New Mexico Veteran with PTSD

December 31, 2016 

January 20, 2017 
Texas Iraq Veteran Survived and arrested.

January 26, 2017 

February 12, 2017 
New Jersey Army Veteran

February 25, 2107 

February 25, 2017 

March 8, 2017 
Colorado Iraq Veteran 

March 17, 2017 
Texas PTSD Veteran 

10 
April 4, 2017 

11 
April 8, 2017 
Texas Army Veteran

12 
April 20, 2017 

13 
May 16, 2017 
California Army Veteran

14 
May 24, 2017
Tennessee Elderly Veteran

15 
May 31, 2017 

16 
June 4, 2017 
Texas PTSD Veteran

17 
June 20, 2017 

18
July 2017
Arkansas 

19 
July 2, 2017 
Tennessee 

20 
July 7, 2017 
Georgia Disabled Veteran Lost VA Benefits

21
July 11, 2017
New York Fort Drum Soldier

22 
July 11, 2017 
Washington National Guardsman

23
July 18, 2017 

24 
July 24, 2017 

25 
July 28, 2017 

26 
August 4, 2017 

27 
August 8, 2017 

28 
August 19, 2017 

29 
August 20, 2017 
Nebraska Vietnam Veteran

30 
August 27, 2017 

31 
August 28, 2017 

32
August 31, 2017 

33 
September 7, 2017 

34 
September 12, 2017 
Mississippi Army Veteran

35
September 22, 2017
California Homeless Veteran
(Suspected of beating veteran to death)

36 
September 24, 2017 

37 
September 26, 2017 

38 
September 29, 2017 

39 
October 1, 2017 
North Carolina Army Veteran

40 
October 8, 2017 
Oregon PTSD Veteran

41 
October 10, 2017 
Massachusetts Military Veteran

42 
October 17, 2017 

43 
October 24, 2017
Arkansas 

44 
November 1, 2017 

45 
November 3, 2017 

46
November 4, 2017 

47
November 4, 2017 

48
November 4, 2017 
Veteran Fired Shots Outside VA Hospital

49 
November 7, 2017 

While these reports are probably close to the number of veterans facing law enforcement, it is a reasonable assumption to make that there are more. With 52 weeks in a year, it happens at least once a week but no one counted them.


They risked their lives. Then they faced what they should have never had to face alone. 

Isn't it bad enough we do not know how many veterans committed suicide, or attempted it since last Veterans Day? At least people are trying to count them. So who is accountable for these other veterans?