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September 28, 2009
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Va. program trains cops to help and understand EDPs

By Tony Stein
Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — In 1982, Chesapeake police officers were called to a house where there was a mentally disturbed woman with a knife. After the officers assessed the situation, Sgt. John Cherry tried to take the knife away without hurting her. She slashed him so badly he bled to death.

Dealing with people who have mental health problems is an ongoing and increasing challenge for police officers, said Dave Michalski and Odean Baker II. They're the men in charge of a program aimed at helping the city's officers understand and deal with mental health situations.

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