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PTSD slogan really appeared in POST program

OK, I have to admit, when I saw this image on Huckleberries Online last week – showing a rather odd slogan being displayed on the graduation program for the POST academy – I thought, like several of the commenters, that it must be a hoax, a Photoshop job. But it’s not. Jeff Black, executive director of the POST Academy, which trains Idaho’s police, correctional and law enforcement officers, got back to me today, and said the slogan really did appear – and when he spotted it, just three minutes before the graduation ceremony was to begin, he “cringed.” The class of 43 newly trained police officers had voted to make the quote from military author Dave Grossman, “Don’t suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it,” their class slogan. “It shouldn’t have been in there – it was inappropriate,” Black told me. “We were mortified that it was in there.” You can read my full story here at

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