Published by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS * * * * * A shaken soft drink requires its cap to be slowly opened to release the pressure inside. Do it too many times and the drink loses its fizz. Just one traumatic event can shake a person’s emotions so violently it can cause the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The person is then left depressed, anxious and in need of help. What happens then, to a person who has their emotions shaken on a daily basis by the worst our society has to offer. Do they lose their fizz? Welcome to the unique profession of Policing. POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER… where the past controls today… as damaging as any life threatening incident officers face on the street During his twenty-one year service, Andrew Rae worked on the front line of his state Police Force, confronting scenes that should only be recognisable through the sterile screen of a television during a one hour crime drama. Not only were these horrors seen daily but he touched, heard and smelt them. Then, one quiet morning free of the usual chaos and drama, Andrew suffered a breakdown. He was now forced to face his biggest fear and fight his bravest battle… with himself. Based on real life events, Beneath The Cap delves into the tortured minds of three police officers who share a bond much stronger than the uniform they wear. The day about to confront them could be happening to any police officer, anywhere in the world THE STORY WILL SHOCK and CONFRONT YOU. Ricky, a rookie General Duties officer is excited about his day. But will his youthful innocence provide enough protection to contain the pressure building within? Thirty-four year old Rowdy is halfway through his Highway Patrol career. Imperfections forming in his hardening façade may cause a premature eruption of his emotions. Dick is a Scene of Crime Officer with twenty-one years’ service. He has done it all and seen it all… So he thought. Confronted with the house of horrors, will his crusty outer shell be capable of containing its contents any longer? Stress is the silent force attacking our Police from within. The real tragedy is, many are then shunned or discarded like a worn out item of clothing. Come, take a walk in the shoes of those who suffer it the most… follow a day in their lives and the next thirteen and a half hours will seem like a lifetime. POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER… a genuine psychological illness or a weakness of character? YOU DECIDE.
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Published March 14, 2013
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