Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 by

Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance

This is just the trailer for “Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance” a new film being produced to help law enforcement officers survive the rigors of their very stressful careers. This powerful documentary explores the darker side of law enforcement as it documents the stories of police officers and their families who are now suffering the mental anguish of the careers they chose, which has led some to suicide.

You can find the above trailer or make a donation to help them finish the film by CLICKING HERE Note: Their Kickstarter campaign is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign and what that means is if they do not reach their goal of raising $25,000 dollars by March 3rd then they will not receive any of the money pledged. And that any one who makes a pledge will not be charged for their pledge unless they meet their fundraising goal. If they don’t reach their goal, then you will never be charged

One of the film’s producers, Deborah Louise Ortiz, is the wife of a retired state trooper. When her husband retired from his 22 year law enforcement career all of their dreams of how his retirement would and should be turned into nightmares. Little did they know that his years on the job would transform into the demons he still battles today. Deborah says that she did not understand what was happening to him and watching his downward spiral was heart wrenching and it has torn their family apart. After much pain and family trauma they now know that he suffers from job related Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

His story has inspired… Deborah to write a screenplay entitled “The Greater Good” which in turn inspired her and her producing partner Lisa Edwards to shoot this documentary about the men and women of law enforcement and the family members who love them.

Deborah told me that “It saddens me to know how little our society knows about the struggles these brave men and women face during their years on the job and must carry with them into what should be their hard earned joyful retirement. What I find infuriating is how little the departments themselves do in order to help these men and women. This cannot continue. Their voices have to be heard in honor of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice – suicide.”

I had a chance to interview Deborah about the film and it’s production and you can listen to our 24 minute conversation by clicking the replay button below:

Or you can download the 4 MB mp3 file by RIGHT CLICK HERE to download (that’s CONTROL CLICK if you use a Mac then SAVE LINK AS…) a copy of the mp3 file.

You can make a DONATION to the film production by CLICKING HERE There are only 30 DAYS LEFT!

You can learn more about the film and it’s producers by CLICKING HERE

Please go and watch the trailer and if you agree that there is a problem here in our profession that needs to be fixed and you agree that this film can make a positive impact in that solution they go to Kickstarter and give them a few bucks or whatever you can afford.

PLEASE ALSO FORWARD THIS ARTICE TO YOUR PEERS SO THAT THEY CAN SEE THE TRAILER AND GET INVOLVED WITH THIS PROJECT!

Thank you and stay safe!

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