Lyons Bill Tries To Help Police

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“Suicide kills more officers every year than homicides or accidents. H 2496 is a response to this hidden danger,” said bill sponsor state Representative James Lyons (R-Andover).

Lyons’s bill, filed with state Representative Timothy Whelan, would require a two-hour course be added to all police training schools to teach officers how to “utilize healthy coping skills to manage the stress and trauma of policing … recognize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder within themselves and other officers … and recognize the signs of suicidal behavior within themselves and other officers,” according to the bill text.

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