Windsor Police Staff Sgt. William Donnelly exits past a picture of Jesse Imeson following a press conference in the town of Exeter, Ont. on July 24, 2007.
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Re: Ex-cop wrestles with career of horrors, private trauma, by Trevor Wilhelm, Feb. 2Kudos to retired Inspector Bill Donnelly of the Windsor Police Service for his courage in telling his story in a forthright and honest way. Far too many people, serving in law enforcement, have suffered in silence and it is critical that greater acknowledgement of the personal cost of serving the community in this way be recognized. In addition, there is a growing understanding that the cost is not only mental and emotional but one of moral injury as well. I continue to research this latter issue in order to bring greater understanding to the complexity of issues which arise for those who deal with circumstances that are just not “ordinary.”Heartfelt thanks to Trevor Wilhelm and the others who have undertaken the task of reporting these concerns in a way that not only creates greater understanding but encourages less stigma and more honest recognition of these challenges.Rev. Dr. Chuck Congram, Lead Chaplain, Windsor Police ServiceShare Your ViewsSend letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Don’t send them as attachments; put them in the body of the emails.) Letters must include your full name, address and phone number. (We will only publish your name and the municipality where you live.) Letters must be fewer than 300 words. The Star reserves the right to edit, condense and reject letters.