INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief called the FedEx mass shooting something "no one should have to see."
It's a traumatic event that shocked many people mentally and emotionally.
Now, the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is helping the responding officers cope with that trauma.
The Indy FOP spent time following up with everyone, from dispatchers to police officers. They, along with Chaplains from the Billie Grahm Response Team talked and listened to the first responders impacted by the tragedy.
"It's going to be natural to experience fear, anger, disillusionment, with what occurred. The natural question of how can such a bad thing happen to such good, innocent people? Events like this remind us that evil really does exist in our world," Rick Snyder, the Indy FOP President, told WRTV. "It's our law enforcement officers and others who try to keep the evil away from the innocent, but when the unthinkable happens, tragic times like these remind us of the need for one another."
Snyder says the group is working with IMPD leadership to make sure the officers and detectives affected by this tragedy have the resources and support theyneed, physically, mentally and spiritually.More Stories on the FedEx Mass Shooting: The Facts: What we know about the deadly mass shooting at an Indy FedEx facility | Timeline: Deadly mass shooting at FedEx facility in Indy | These are their faces: The victims of the FedEx mass shooting | Brandon Hole: What we know about the Indy FedEx mass shooter | Funeral plans for Indianapolis FedEx shooting victims | Marion Co. Prosecutor describes Red Flag status of FedEx mass shooter | Police union president blasts Marion County prosecutor for not using red flag law against FedEx assailant | IMPD observed white supremacist websites on FedEx shooting suspect's computer in 2020 | Calls for stricter gun legislation in Indiana following FedEx mass shooting | How Indiana's Jake Laird Law works | Mental health experts urge Hoosiers who are hurting after the FedEx shooting to seek help | Reminder: What you should do in an active shooter situation