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Week 353
October 6, 2007
Why did I walk away? Coping with survivor's guilt

"Why didn't I pat the guy down? I knew he didn’t seem right. Why didn’t I react quicker when I heard the scuffle? How come I can’t stop this bleeding? Why was it him who got killed? He has young kids. This is MY fault. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME!"

What you’re seeing develop here is a phenomenon called "survivor's guilt," a symptom of post-traumatic stress often experienced by those who survive a high-risk incident in which others are injured or killed.

On the surface, "guilt" refers to the gnawing feeling on the part of the survivor that he or she should have done more to help the victim ... Full Story

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Ind. police fatally shoot
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PLAINFIELD, Ind. — A man suspected of killing his ex-wife led police on a high-speed highway chase, then sat in his SUV waving a gun with a child on his lap before a trooper fatally shot him.

Her four children, ages 2 to 6, were with Jessica Jones, 26, "and watched their father kill their mother," said Bill Bergherm, the Terre Haute Police Department's assistant chief of criminal investigations ... Full Story

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NYPD officers in shootouts take sobriety tests
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"My partner and I chased a motorcycle that was going 135 miles per hour. We only caught him because his motor blew up. That patrol car never ran right again! "

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