Recent Police Shootings Draw Attention to Veterans’ Mental Health

CHARLOTTE — In the past two weeks eight law enforcement officers have lost their lives at the hand of a shooter.

The most recent killings happened on Sunday when Gavin Long killed two Baton Rouge officers and a sheriff’s deputy. In Dallas, five officers were killed by shooter Micah Johnson.

Both of the shooters had a military background. Long served in the Marine Corps and Johnson was in the U.S. Army Reserves.