Florida’s PTSD law helps former officer cope with carnage witnessed at Pulse shooting
Adam Gruler, a former police officer who was working security the night of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, was allowed to step down from his post with worker’s compensation benefits because of the state's PTSD legislation.
‘For those who served:‘ Virtual 5K to benefit family of Florida Army veteran who took his own life
Evan Rhoden, 33, took his own life on June 13 leaving behind his wife Amanda Rhoden, and their blended family of four children. “Evan had an army and a village behind him, but the PTSD consumed him,” Amanda Rhoden said. Snyder and his wife, who is also an Army veteran, organized a virtual 5K called “Run for Rhoden,” with all proceeds going to help the Rhoden family during this tragic time. Every participant receives a medal that reads “For those who served” to remember soldiers like Evan Rhoden. “His compassion, his smile, his strength, his love and his fight,” Amanda Rhoden said.