John Pfaehler: Law Eforcement Wellness
John Pfaehler, a law enforcement wellness advocate, is an officer of the Rockville Police Department currently on long-term leave in order to work on a suicide prevention program for police officers. Badge of Life estimates that two to three times more officers kill themselves than are directly killed by others, a subset of those who die in the line of duty. More broadly, Badge of Life promotes psychological survival for police officers.
John described his current work, which includes setting up a new organization, Healing the Blue LLC, which has a new website, https://www.healingthebluellc.com/. The site provides services for police officers including training, wellness programs and access to social media resources for police agencies.