Elio C, San Bernadino, Air Force, Iraq veteran
James D, Maryland, Afghanistan veteran, 29 years old
David M, Newberry Township PA, Vietnam veteran survived attempted suicide by cop
Staff Sgt. Travis Twigg, 5 tours, killed himself and his brother at the Grand Canyon after police closed in. He had PTSD and even met President Bush.
James G, Buffalo NY, Vietnam Vet, survivied
Randy K, Marine Reservist, Iraq veteran, Deputy Sheriff, arrested after fleeing to Chicago
Unidentified Schofield soldier, 18 hour standoff ended without shots fired
Marshall F, Portsmouth VA, Vietnam veteran
Spc. Jason J, Fort Bragg, survived
Spc. Larry Applegate, Widefield TX, standoff ended with suicide
Unidentified veteran at Colmery-O’Neil VA, Topeka KS, no shots fired, survived
Ronnie C, Watauga TX, Vietnam vet, shots fired in 9 hour standoff, survived
Richard H, Cheyenne WY, Vietnam Vet
Torrance B, Vicksburg MS, Iraq veteran
Spc. Jason C, Indiana National Guards, survived
Andrew W, Lynn ID, Iraq veteran, survived
Jacob S, Muncie IND, Iraq home on leave, killed himself in movie theater after police were called
John L, Iraq Veteran, Lake Stevens Washington, three tours. Shot after domestic disturbance.
Christopher M, 30, Iraq veteran, Baltimore, police chase
Kenneth E, Albuquerque NM, Iraq veteran
Raymond I, Cleveland OH, Air Force veteran,
Gerald L, Houston, WWII veteran, survived
Zachary H, Platte City MO, Iraq veteran, survived, standoff started when he called for help
Joshua G, Volusia County FL, 30 years old, 10 year Army veteran, Iraq Veteran
Kenneth Y, Greeley CO, Vietnam veteran
Adam W, Eagle Point OR, Iraq Veteran
Tyrone B, Baltimore MD, Marine, shot “12 or 13 times” Iraq veteran
James P, 37, Togus VA Hospital Maine
Erik S, 39, Las Vegas West Point and Duke, shot by police
Brandon B, Salt Lake City Utah, Afghanistan veteran
Brock S, Minot ND, Iraq veteran survived attempted suicide by cop after standoff
Edward Z, 61, Baldwin PA Vietnam Vet
Spc. Nicholas L, Oregon National Guard, Iraq Veteran, 22 years old
Spc. Anthony J, Fort Carson, Colorado, survived
Matthew H, Cooperstown ND, Gulf War veteran, survived
Unidentified veteran, New Cumberland PA, veteran survived
Spc. Freddy H, Fayetteville NC, 20, shot himself outside of Police Administrative Building
Thomas H, Portland OR, Vietnam Vet, homeless veteran, shot 12 times
Anthony M, Oregon Army Reserves, 50 years old, Iraq veteran
Jeremiah P, 24 Glendale AZ, Afghanistan veteran
Jermaine G, 29, Iraq veteran, police chase, Los Angeles
Unidentified “war veteran”, Laredo TX, survived standoff and taken to be helped.
With Veterans Courts there is hope but the challenge is getting them from police responding to stay alive long enough to get to one of them. There are more and more law enforcement officials talking these veterans to the VA hospital instead of jail, so that helps too.
For the veteran already in jail, the VA is trying to address that too.
VA Extends Post-Incarceration Health Care
Measure Would Help Reduce Repeat Offenses
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2011)- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
will extend health care to eligible Veterans in halfway houses and other
temporary, post-incarceration housing under a new program aimed at
cutting back on repeat offenses.
"There's hard evidence that lack of access to health care, including
mental health care, for newly released inmates is a factor in people
becoming homeless or returning to prison and jail," said Jim McGuire,
director of VA's Veterans Justice Outreach Programs. "These are Veterans
who otherwise qualify for VA health care."
A long-standing rule has barred VA from providing health care to
Veterans for whom another federal, state or local government has an
obligation to provide health care. Frequently, that means inmates of
prisons and jails.
Under the changed rule, that prohibition would be amended and VA would
be allowed to provide health care to Veterans in halfway houses and
other temporary, post-incarceration housing.
An Urban Institute study in 2008 found that good health care in the
first months of community reentry played a key role in easing
readjustment and reducing recidivism.
About 29,000-56,000 Veterans are released annually from state and
federal prisons, and at least 90,000 Veterans are released each year
from city and county jails, according to Department of Justice's Bureau
of Justice Statistics.