An appellate court in Tennessee Tuesday ruled that a police post-traumatic stress disorder is not subject to injured benefits and confirms an earlier decision that found that the alleged cause of his mental injury is not beyond the scope of his duties following a lethal shot
Clyde Jason Stambaugh, a 15-year-old veteran who was unable to be guilty of 2016 after a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis, filed an application in April 2017, challenging the decision of the Nashville and Davidson County City Government's Recognition Committee's denial of injured benefits, according to documents in Clyde Jason Stambaugh v Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, filed in the Court of Appeal of Tennessee, at Nashville.
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According to court documents, he began to experience emotional problems and nightmares shortly after the shot and sought help and advice from his pastor and others. He also went to Police Advocacy Support Services, "a service for officers who needed mental assistance."
A doctor there diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress disorder and referred him to counseling. In 2016, he left the force after another doctor found that his condition prevented him from performing his duties as an officer, according to documents.
After leaving the violence, he was denied pension benefits for his mental injury, a trial later confirming the refusal that "the shooting incident was not considered extraordinary or unusual for the job" and that the injury "was due to a build-up of stress over time."  When talking about the issue of employment, the Board of Appeal wrote "that there is sufficient evidence to support such a conclusion" that the shooting incident was not extraordinary or unusual, without claiming a damaged Tennessee pension service.