On the morning of April 19th, 1995, residents of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were awoken by tragedy. At 9:02 AM, a massive explosion occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building which damaged over 300 buildings, injured hundreds of people, and took the lives of 168 men, women, and children. Two anti-government extremists, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, were later arrested for the bombing. The incident is remembered as the deadliest domestic terrorist attack in United States history.
Former FBI Agent John Iannarelli outlines the details of the case and explains how authorities apprehended McVeigh and Nichols. Former Oklahoma City Firefighter Chris Fields discusses the horrors he witnessed as a first responder to the explosion and the emotional impact it has on him to this day. Later, Chris shares resources available for people struggling with their mental health to get the help they need.
Trauma Behind the Badge is an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the trauma experienced by first responders and veterans. By starting the conversation and destigmatizing mental health, the organization works to provide first responders and their families with the resources needed in order to properly work through their trauma.
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