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Mental health counselors may assist police

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Mental health counselors may soon help Vermont police with emergency situations.

The state's department of mental health is stepping up efforts to collaborate with law enforcement following the death of a 39-year-old Thetford man two weeks ago.

Macadam Mason died after he was tased by a State trooper. Mason had called a hospital crisis line shortly before the incident to say he was suicidal.

The goal is to have a mental health counselors respond to emergency situations like the one in Thetford along with police.

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