Burden Beyond the Badge

Police Work & Health


Stellar Reviews From New Subscribers!

I both laughed and cried when I read this poignant piece

Referring to “De-Mobilized: From Hero to “Killer Cop

“I both laughed and cried when I read this poignant piece, ‘Tom’. Bless you all. I wish I could hug every single one of you and look you squarely in your eyes and let you know how much I love and appreciate you!”

-Sheila Mother of Police Officer

“Police officers are at a higher risk of suicide than any other profession. Than ANY OTHER PROFESSION.

“In 2019, 228 police officers died by suicide. Mothers. Fathers. Sisters. Brothers. Friends. Somebody thinks about them every single day. Somebody is wondering what they could have done to help or stop them.

This is a blog that dares to talk about the unspeakable. The mental health aspect of law enforcement. The PTSD that many have. The culture of laughing off trauma, and never revisiting it again. A culture where asking for, or reaching out for help is seen as weak. A culture that doesn’t acknowledge how strong you really have to be to do so. 

It’s written by an officer, for officers…and I think it’s desperately needed. Check it out.

It’s fire!”

-Karter Police Officer

“I love and follow many blogs.  But this ONE.  This one is exceptional.  As an active duty LEO it captures the essence of what cops go through without the TV drama. 

Its raw, real, and eloquently places the reader inside real-life scenarios.

“This blog provides insight to the reader and a deeper understanding about the code of silence surrounding the mental stressors we compartmentalize on a daily basis.  The next time you call for help you might wonder which scenario that officer just came from.” 

-Mari Police Detective

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