Lasting Scars From The Thin Blue Line: Former Mandurah Cops Fight for PTSD Compensation

Racked with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and frustrated by the lack of support he received from his employers, James Yates sat in his patrol vehicle contemplating death. It was thoughts of his family which stopped him pulling the trigger.

During his time as a police officer, Mr Yates came close to losing his life three times. Now medically retired from Western Australian Police, Mr Yates is fighting for compensation for medically retired police officers suffering from PTSD.

Also fighting for compensation is another former Mandurah cop – Michael Thornbury. It is almost a year to the day since he last spoke to the Mandurah Mail about his fight for compensation for medically retired officers. A year on, not much has changed.

Read more in The Guardian.

Source: www.theguardian.com.au


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