Episode 7

Episode 6: Cst. Scott Gibson

Published on: 17th March, 2022

Cst. Scott Gibson has been a police officer for more than 20 years with a municipal department in Ontario, not far from Toronto.

Scott was diagnosed with PTSD following his involvement with the investigation and aftermath of a suicide by a local high school principal. Scott has been off work now for almost four years and his ability to return to work is in doubt.

Scott now focuses his energy and attention shining a spotlight on this important, and sometimes stigmatized, injury or disorder that is too common in the policing and first responder community.

Scott founded PTSD Broken Sword, an apparel company that raises awareness and funds for PTSD-related causes. You can find the company store here, or learn more about its initiatives on Instagram.

In our conversation Scott and I covered his training, his career, and his current journey towards recovery.

Under Reserve thanks Cst. Gibson for his time, and his service.

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Under Reserve
Life on the bench, at the bar, and on the beat.
Under Reserve is a show about law and law enforcement. Vancouver lawyer Dan Coles sits down with the individuals who shape and enforce the law domestically and abroad. From judges and lawyers, to police officers, politicians and soldiers - Under Reserve explores the stories behind extraordinary people who took an oath of service and who uphold the rule of law.

Learn more at www.underreserve.ca or Instragram @underreservepodcast

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Dan Coles

I am a trial lawyer and partner at mid-sized law firm in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

I am an advocate for freedom of the press and other media. I regularly appear in court as counsel for national and international news organizations. I assist journalists in obtaining access to court exhibits and I oppose publication bans, sealing orders, and in camera court proceedings. I obtain and resist injunctions.