(NEWSER) – A Newtown, Conn., police officer on his day off was among the first to respond to the Sandy Hook school shooting—and he still can't escape the horrific memories. Thomas Bean has flashbacks and has considered suicide, he tells CNN: "That day killed me inside." He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and put on six-month disability, he and his union say. A police department letter calls him "permanently disabled," adding that the department can only afford two years of disability payments, and Bean could be fired.
Posted Tuesday, November 12th 2013 @ 11am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff