The storming of the U.S. Capitol is taking a severe toll on the undermanned law enforcement officials who had been on the entrance strains … so their psychological well being is now a high precedence.
Legislation enforcement sources inform TMZ … counseling providers supplied by the Capitol Police have been in excessive demand over the previous week, as officers are reeling and grieving after the violence that befell on January 6.
As you realize, the riots resulted in 5 deaths … together with Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was killed by rioters, and officer Howard Liebengood died by suicide days later.
We’re informed Capitol PD brass is periodically encouraging the rank and file to make the most of their Worker Help Program … and welcoming administrative depart, if wanted.
This system consists of on-site, confidential counselors who may help workers deal with a variety of points. It has been in place for many years, and was an enormous assist to officers after 9/11.
Our sources say the counseling is obtainable 24/7 — often by way of cellphone name — and a lot of officers have been making the most of this system … and it is possible saving lives.
As we have reported … Capitol Police have reinforcements now in defending the constructing — within the type of 1000’s of members of the Nationwide Guard — however the stress and psychological toll of the job is not going away any time quickly.