A Story of Resilience and Perseverance: We Need to Protect the Protectors

Bend Don't Break

Feb 14 2023 • 48 mins

This week, Chief Neil Dubord is joined by Todd Mason from the Victoria Police Department. In this episode, Chief Dubord speaks with Todd about two tragic incidents that changed his career and affected him deeply, impacting his physical and mental health profoundly.

Todd boldly shares the struggles he endured being diagnosed with PTSD, major depression and anxiety and how he regained control of his life and has his PTSD in remission. Listen to Todd’s inspiring story of transformation, resilience, and perseverance.

Key Takeaways:

[1:51] In September of 2021 Todd was a negotiator with the Victoria Police Department, he shares a critical incident he experienced on September 15th.

[6:58] Todd took a week off after the shooting.

[8:11] Todd talks about the events that happened on September 27th.

[13:27] How fast did the car hit Todd?

[13:50] Todd talks about the several injuries resulting from the incident.

[15:23] How did Tom get to the hospital?

[17:37] What happened after Todd got released from the hospital?

[21:15] Todd talks about the impact this incident has on his psyche.

[25:30] Medication helped Todd a lot.

[25:55] Todd speaks of his wife’s unconditional support.

[28:54] Todd confesses that he did not know what was happening to him at the time.

[31:23] Todd heard about a program dedicated to helping people with PTSD.

[34:09] Treatment at Ravensview felt like a full-time job to Todd.

[35:04] Todd was out for three months, and he talks about what was different when he came back.

[36:00] Depression is a daily battle.

[36:43] What is the prognosis for Todd?

[37:55] Was Which of the physical or mental injuries was the hardest to get over with?

[39:12] What happened to the person that tried to run Todd down?

[42:31] Todd shares some of the things that worked for him.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Homewood Ravensview

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