Cst. Scott Gibson has been a police officer for more than 20 years with a municipal department in Ontario, not far from Toronto.
Scott was diagnosed with PTSD following his involvement with the investigation and aftermath of a suicide by a local high school principal. Scott has been off work now for almost four years and his ability to return to work is in doubt.
Scott now focuses his energy and attention shining a spotlight on this important, and sometimes stigmatized, injury or disorder that is too common in the policing and first responder community.
Scott founded PTSD Broken Sword, an apparel company that raises awareness and funds for PTSD-related causes. You can find the company store here, or learn more about its initiatives on Instagram.
In our conversation Scott and I covered his training, his career, and his current journey towards recovery.
Under Reserve thanks Cst. Gibson for his time, and his service.