Posted on January 1, 2019
A fundraising page in memory of a former Army veteran and police officer who died on Christmas Eve has generated thousands of pounds for a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) charity.
40 year old Detective Inspector Terry Hopkins, who served with South Wales Police and formerly of the 9/12th Royal Lancers suffered with PTSD. He joined the Army at the age of 16 before joining the force, where he became a negotiator. In a post on JustGiving, Det Insp Hopkins’ son Oliver wrote: “My Dad loved his job, but behind the smiles he was carrying a burden of the sights he had seen and the events he witnessed, and became very unwell, suffering with PTSD, and we lost him on Christmas Eve 2018. “My Dad had taken me to visit amazing places such as Paris, Rome and Krakow and would always have a story to tell. He had lived a complete life visiting the places he wanted to visit and fathering not only me but two twin girls as well.”