Salt Lake police nationally recognized for training officers dealing with mentally ill subjects

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Jan. 22, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    I also have to give the city a KUDO for this program. Unless you live with or have a person of disabilities it is not easy to discern and illness from a threat.

    This is especially true with those with mental disabilities because they don't have the capacity to understand what a threat means or when others do feel threatened. People with disabilities have lived a sheltered life surrounded with the love of family and friends. There lives are not motivated by obeying mans laws, they live by the laws of humanity and caring. They will more likely run up to an officer with a gun pointed at them to give them a hug of love than be a threat. This is the kind of things officers should be aware of and hopefully recognize. They are the minds of children in a bigger than life package.

  • samuel h wiscomb Sun Lakes, AZ
    Jan. 21, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    Kudos to Ron Bruno and LeeAnn for their dedicated service to this program!!!!!