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Counseling available for law enforcement officers involved in fatal shootings

 Counselors or chaplains are routinely called in to aid police officers involved in shootings, especially fatal ones.

Very few police officers or deputies ever have to fire their gun in the line of duty.  But like military personnel, counselors say police officers can experience trauma or guilt issues.

Les Reed with Corporate Chaplains of America said "It doesn't go away.  It's something you are going to deal with the rest of your life.  And how are you going to deal with that?  That's where we can come in with those coping skills so that they can find some relief and recovery."


Most law enforcement organizations have religion based chaplains and counselors on call to help officers during times of trauma.

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