Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

July 10, 2019

Senator Anwar Releases Statement After Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment for First Responders Signed Into Law

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) issued the following statement after Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation that would provide police, firefighters and other first responders with increased workers compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect us, and in their work, they often see the worst of the worst, things the rest of us never have to experience,” said Sen. Anwar. “Those sights can stay with a person and haunt them, causing long-term mental injury. We need to protect these brave men and women and give them the support they need to overcome the pain they experience. By providing them with these expansions of treatment, we let them know that they should not be afraid to seek help and that we will support them in their time of need.”