William Donnelly, a retired Windsor police officer, is shown at his home Nov. 1, 2018. He retired early after suffering from PTSD following years of dealing with countless horrific crime scenes.
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Re: Ex-cop wrestles with career of horrors, private trauma, by Trevor Wilhelm, Feb. 2The piece in Saturday’s February 2, 2019, edition of The Windsor Star written by Trevor Wilhelm about the retired Police Officer, William Donnelly, was very well done.I want to thank Mr. Donnelly for showing such courage and strength in sharing his pain and struggle with PTSD. His sharing will help many people who may not be able or willing to speak up, but because Mr. Donnelly has he has given these people a voice.He is right, society is much more willing to offer solace to those suffering from cancer, but shy away, back away, from people suffering from an emotional or mental illness. And yet how can any human being live through what he and so many others live through and not be seriously affected by it? We wouldn’t be human if we weren’t.I am very glad Mr. Donnelly is getting better, and I wish for him a good life.Joan M. Jolin, WindsorShare Your ViewsSend letters to the editor to email@example.com. (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.