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Today something happened that should never happen. Let’s think about this. Patrick Bigras was a police officer from the province of Quebec in Canada. We discovered that he terminated his life ten years after discovering one of the worst crime ever committed in the province. I had the chance to contribute to an organization that takes care of post-traumatic problems of police officers. How horrible it is that murderers are still killing people even after being placed in prison.
Like the military, law enforcement is also subject to this dramatic post-traumatic syndrome. The vast majority of the population will never experience such a bad experience. Can you remember your worst memory? The one that is so vivid in your mind that it seems to be yesterday. Even if it happened years ago. Why can’t we remember small things like our last weekend visit to the grocery but can remember these situations? The answer is that they are printed using an intensely emotional process. This process made some chemical change in our brain that literally carved this memory in our brain so we can recognize it in future and try to avoid it as a potential danger. This is the same reason why we less remember joyful memories than dramatic memories.
Mister Bigras had to live with this memory, a recall that was not his, for the rest of his life. Even medications are not strong enough to erase this kind of images of our brain. I send my most deep condolence to his family, and I please each of us to encourage support to these people who protect us and take care of the dirty job we don’t want to do. They are the true heroes of our society.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny