Saturday, April 21, 2018

PTSD help did not come for Officer Miguel Grijalva

Officer Down
As a dispatcher, the first signal you learn — 10-24 — is also the last one you ever want to use: officer down/officer needs assistance.
Just wondering why it is so easy to understand a wounded officer needs help as soon as possible for other things, but not for PTSD. 

Family sues City of Lompoc over police officer's suicide
KSBY News
By Matt Van Slyke
Posted: Apr 21, 2018
The lawsuit also alleges Officer Grijalva had been drinking excessively and cried for hours in his supervisors' office on multiple occasions but supervisors allowed him to continue working.
A year after Lompoc police officers began mourning the death of Officer Miguel Grijalva, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Lompoc and high-ranking members of the Lompoc Police Department.

The lawsuit filed Friday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court claims the police department denied officers medical and psychological benefits and the lack of services ultimately lead to Grijalva's death.

Officer Grijalva reportedly took his own life while off duty. He had been with the department for three years. Prior to that, he served in the United States Marine Corps.
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