Isis usually booby trap them with IEDS,” Jason Troy, a Canadian fighter with the Kurdish Peshmerga says, pushing open the gate to a bombed out building in Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan. ” he asks as he clambers over the rubble to point out the remnants of a rocket fired by Isis a few weeks ago.An overpowering smell of garlic hits us as the 38-year-old Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Alberta talks with frenzied energy.This was the second time since returning from war and rejoining the police force that he had tried to take his own life.The debate over the militarization of America’s police has focused on the accumulation of war-grade vehicles and artillery and the spread of paramilitary SWAT teams.He was killed just hours after the attack on Iraq began, in a helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of seven other men from 3 Commando Brigade (all remembered below).Captain Guy died two weeks before his wife Helen was due to give birth to their second child.Most Shell Shocked Veterans will, at some point or another, be seen exhibiting the classic Thousand-Yard Stare; with a blank, emotionless expression and unfocused, empty eyes. In an ensemble show or a Five-Man Band, the Shell Shocked Veteran is usually the Quiet Big Guy or Lancer. That idea fit very well to Asukas notions of EVA pilots as an elite fighting troop. Others go on for years, until they lose count of all the battles they have fought in, but even a man who has survived a hundred fights can break in his hundred-and-first.
Even as departments around the country have sought a cultural transformation from “warriors” to “guardians,” one in five police officers are literally warriors, returned from Afghanistan, Iraq or other assignments.Not their fault, it’s just the way it is here.” Troy is one of a handful of foreign volunteers on the Sinjar frontline.The others are former US military, highly skilled and experienced combatants.Even as police departments around the USA have sought a cultural transformation from “warriors” to “guardians,” one in five officers are literally warriors, returned from battle zones. 6 -- which stands for I Got Your 6; and a semicolon for suicide awareness.They bring special skills and discipline, but a Marshall Project investigation suggests the prevalence of veterans also complicates relations between police and communities. William Thomas, a retired Newark police sergeant, left his home in a body bag. A team of police officers and medical technicians had strapped his limbs together, stuffing his body into a mesh sack to restrain him after he tried to fight them off.William Thomas, a retired police sergeant and Air Force veteran acquired PTSD in Iraq. Six hours earlier, Thomas, a decorated narcotics investigator and a veteran of the New Jersey Air National Guard, tortured by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of his service in Iraq, had downed a fistful of prescription sleeping pills with an entire bottle of Bermuda rum.He collapsed onto his stepson’s bed, calmly waiting to die.If he continues to feel anything, it's usually restricted to Survivor Guilt. In a way, despite only being fourteen, Shinji was a kind of injured veteran.Thus he's usually the first to do what must be done and Shoot the Dog. Who had done his duty heroically and saved everyone, but had the mental wounds to show for it.His fellow officers had nominated him for a Marine medal for courage and selflessness.Major Jason Ward Royal Marines Died: 21 March 2003 Described as "an exceptional leader" by his colleagues, Jason, aged 34, had been a UN peacekeeper in Cambodia and had served in Bosnia and Northern Ireland.A coffin bearing the body of Britain's Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, of the 1st Battalion the Welsh Guards, is carried out of the Guards Chapel, in London, on July 16, 2009, after a funeral service.Captain Philip Guy Royal Marines Died: 21 March 2003 A 29-year-old husband and father, Philip came from Skipton, North Yorkshire.“That’s mustard gas,” he claims before asking if we want to join him later to meet his unit.