State Police troopers recently resolved a stand-off with an armed man in Dauphin County by taking him for mental health treatment. Credit NEW YORK STATE POLICE / FACEBOOK
An increase in training may have kept the situation from turning tragic. About a quarter of people shot and killed by police nationwide are suffering from a mental illness, according to a database maintained by The Washington Post. Oftentimes, the blame is placed on a lack of training. State Police Corporal Adam Reed said an emphasis has been placed on training troopers to better recognize mental health issues.