Its something responding Abilene detectives will have help dealing with. The Abilene Police Department will be offering that help to area law enforcement.
No details were given of what was seen by police inside the scene of a recent murder-suicide, but they did say it was too graphic to describe. Imagine having to see what was actually in the home and having to work there while the scene was being processed. Thats why Chaplain Donna Kleman will be meeting with the detectives on a voluntary basis.
Sgt. Keith Shackelford with APD said first responders have a higher tolerance for the things they see than others might because they deal with it day to day in their jobs.
Chaplain Donna also realizes that other law enforcement agencies in the area also deal with seeing crime scenes, or horrible traffic accidents in their every day jobs. She is thinking of them as well, and will be offering a Critical Incident Stress Management class for them in Abilene.
If youre a first responder and would like to take part in the Critical Incident Stress Management class, the next session will take place February 24th and 25th.
Contact Chaplain Donna at 660-6266 to find out how to register.