Crossroads of Courage: Navigating Trauma
Nanaimo RCMP Constable Mason Dirnback was the first officer on scene of a dispute in a car between a man and a woman. Upon Mason's arrival, the man became fixated on Mason, not breaking eye contact, and advancing on him from the very start. And then the man produced a pistol. The encounter turned fatal for the man.
Mason talks about the incident, the thoughts and emotions he experienced during the incident, the subsequent Independent Investigations Office investigation, and the strategies he has employed to help him get through the psychological weight of taking the life of another person.