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BBC News - PC David Rathband shot by gunman Raoul Moat found dead
Shame that, I always felt he or his wife never got adequate support.
What an absolute bloody shame.
He always seemed to come across as very self depreciating and honourable.
I don't normally do the RIP threads, but this saddens me.
I cannot begin to understand what grief and anguish Dave Rathband had to endure. For some it's just too much.
My sympathies to his family and friends.
Sadly, I think you are correct. Most Public Servants who suffer injury or trauma in the line of duty do not get adequate support, I am afraid.
Poor bugger. RIP
Very sad news, but unsurprising, as there was a certain amount of inevitability about it. Another fatality of Moat's rampage. I wonder if that grief whore who attended Moat's funeral with her sprog will bother her arse to show some empathy to this death?
RIP PC Rathband.
Perhaps slightly inappropriate but my first reaction was anger - at the trash who see Moat as some kind of 'hero'. He's taken that man's life. After the event, perhaps, but I still see this as murder, not suicide.
I'm desperately sorry that PC Rathband was unable to come to terms with things or gain the support he needed. RIP.
Probably the same sentiments as the majority of law abiding people.
RIP PC Rathband
Another win for the scum of this country.
RIP PC Rathband.
Very sad news . Not sure what help he was given but sadly sometimes it will never be enough. RIP PC Rathband
The final victim of Moat's spite. RIP. I hope that Northumbria Police give him a decent send-off and support his widow and kids.
Hence why he felt the need to need to create his own charity to help those in the Emergency services in need.
An absolute shame and a sad loss
This is maybe not the place for a debate, but I cant agree. David was regarded as a hero in the north east and became mates with the high and the low. Northumbria Constabulary were as supportive as they could be - he was still a serving officer yesterday and Chief Constable Sue Sim was exemplary in her support both on a personal and a professional level. Anybody who heard the (I think) Jeremy Vine interview with David and his wife Kath on BBC Radio 2 a while back will know why.
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