Earlier today I sat in on an excellent webcast put on by the National Concerns of Police Survivors organization on “Survivor Guilt and It’s Effect on Coworkers”. The presenters: Kirk Clark and Linda Moon Gregory did an excellent job with a very difficult subject. I encourage you to page down in this article to find a link to the replay of their broadcast.
Kirk Clark retired from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Police Department after an undercover drug operation left his partner dead and him with multiple gunshot wounds. Clark returned from the brink with the help of COPS, for which he now serves as president for the northeast Florida chapter. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart from… the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Deptartment and the Enrique Camarena Award of Honor, and he speaks widely about his harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, experience of survivor’s guilt.
Linda Moon Gregory became a survivor when her brother Jacksonville, Florida Deputy Sheriff James H. Moon was shot and killed on September 27, 1971. The family continues to face parole hearings and receives support and guidance from the C.O.P.S. organization. In Tennessee, she has served as president, chapter director and secretary and served on the National C.O.P.S. Board for two years serving the sates of KY, TN, GA, NC and SC. Linda was certified as a professional trainer by the Memphis FBI and began conducting “Traumas of Law Enforcement” in 2010.
Link to the replay of the C.O.P.S. webcast by CLICKING HERE
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