June 3rd, 2016
“After careful consideration, I have come to the point of endorsing Sheriff Steve Loftis. new balance sitemap Recently Sheriff Loftis has personally taken on the roll of overseeing the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training Initiative and will be fully committed to the NAMI supplied training. new balance 2018 pas cher Despite a rocky start to our relationship many years ago, we have begun to work together at necessary and achievable goals within the mental health arena and law enforcement. I am honored to be involved with training his Deputies.” – Paton Blough, redhype-test.com/rehinge Founder and NAMI SC Board Member
In 2008 during one of Paton’s manic episodes, he was picked up on a nuisance charge. After being confined to a jail cell for several days with no medication. newbalance 2018 In a state of psychosis and needing medical treatment, Paton verbally threatened Sheriff Loftis (who was not present at the time). acheter newbalance As a result of a deputy reporting the threat, Paton later served three years of probation and possesses a felony charge of “threatening the life of a public official”. newbalance pas cher This unfortunate incident is a glimpse of what propelled Paton to push for mental health change within our law enforcement. Fast forward 8 years and multiple meetings with Sheriff Loftis, including attending the same church, they have forged a strengthened relationship. newbalance 2018 Paton is strategically involved with the CIT training for Sheriff Loftis’ officers for over 4 years. Today, Paton has decided to endorse Sheriff Loftis due to his continued efforts and promise to implement officer training for identifying and deescalating mentally ill individuals.