Officers schooled on dealing with mental illness cases

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Posted: February 1, 2013

The Winchester Star

Aaron Cubbage of the Page County Sheriff's Office (left) calms Dennis Vaughn of the Northwestern Community Services Crisis Response Team as he plays a paranoid person who thinks he is an FBI agent and has uncovered a plot to kill the president during a role-playing scenario Thursday. The role-playing was part of crisis intervention training for area law enforcement officers. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Northwestern Community Services training coordinator Ramona G. Dobbs speaks to area law enforcement members during crisis intervention training at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Middletown Thursday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

MIDDLETOWN — Talking someone off a ledge can be difficult — but talking someone with mental health issues off a ledge can seem near impossible.

“I have to do this, I’m a sinner,” Donna Trillio…

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