overtime caused irreparable damage to his health.
They sound perfectly reasonable to me. First, I break down crying at least once every month or two and I'm just re-posting stories of child sex abuse. I'm also very good at compartmentalizing. But every now and then a story is so horrific that it gets through the emotional barriers and all you can do is cry. Strangely, I don't view that as a particularly bad thing; it's good to let the emotions out, and it proves I am still human.
Second, the feeling of 'falling apart' should have resulted in a transfer within hours not several months. There's no question in my mind that those 10 months contributed greatly to Wardrope's symptoms.
I hope and pray the constable gets all the psychological and spiritual help he needs and makes a full recovery. God bless him and all who do this vital and extremely difficult work. I sincerely wish it was not necessary.
All police forces that operate these special units need to ensure there are enough resources to do it properly, or they should contribute to another force's efforts. They need to be much more cognizant of the fragility of human sanity when dealing with crimes against children that far exceed the most evil deeds normal people can imagine.