Chattanooga police officer Lorin Johnston will never get over the events of April 2, 2011.
A patrol officer for 17 years, Johnston has responded to murder-suicides.
Been shot at.
Seen the death of the most vulnerable — children and the elderly. And sometimes he imagines things in worst-case scenarios. He recently suffered through a nightmare in which he responded to a traffic crash.
“I was calling for help and no one was coming,” he said. Officers remember the people they try to help. The people in traumatic situations that Johnston has handled stay with him, visit him in his dreams.
Sgt. Tim Chapin is a regular visitor.