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Listen: One Year After Retired Covington Firefighter's Suicide, Wife Speaks on PTSD

One year ago, retired Covington firefighter Alan "Chip" Terry took his own life.

He and his wife, Jo Terry, were set to close on the sale of their home as they were about to embark on the rehab of another historic property in their Covington neighborhood.

Chip's death shocked the family and the community in which he was well-known and regarded.

But, there were signs that the retired assistant chief had struggled with the aftermath of his experiences on the job with the Covington Fire Department.

Now, his family is working to make sure that other first responders know about the resources available to them if they struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Trauma and its Effects on First Responders" is a day-long event set for Friday, September 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Life Learning Center in Covington. The event features national and local speakers, and Jo Terry will share her story, too.

For more details on the event, see the Facebook page.

Jo Terry joined RCN's Michael Monks to talk about her husband's death and her efforts to help others.