Police and community leaders in Fayetteville are working on a local incarnation of the Silent Siren program to help veterans in an emergency.
Fayetteville police responded last week to a call from a woman whose husband, a soldier, was parked outside a Walmart threatening to kill himself. Police approached the stand off without lights, sirens and shouting. They were able get the soldier help.
Fayetteville wants to expand that gentle approach for emergencies involving veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury.