Christine McIntyre Hurley, Member, is a retired NY City police officer who served from 1987 – 1992. Early in her career, she was involved in a life threatening on the job incident which almost took her life. Her recovery was over seven months and the emotional trauma destroyed her career. You can read her story in Allen Kates’ book, “Cop Shock.” She remained in therapy for several years.
Her love for law enforcement continued as a volunteer for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She participated in several conferences around the country, as well as local police departments, discussing her surviving PTSD and the importance of getting help early on. Christine is a member of her local Fraternal Order of Police and is a board member on the NYPD Broward 10-13 Club. There, she is honorably active in its honor guard, which participates in funerals, 9-11 memorials, veteran functions and parades.
Christine strongly advocates supporting and helping all law enforcement officers and agencies in recognizing PTSD and its symptoms before it takes over their lives and the lives of their families.