National hotline

Cops help cops: Retired Sahuarita officer on national hotline | Local News

Fourteen years after retiring from the Tucson Police Department, Bob Webster found himself watching a 40+ hour training session alongside familiar faces in the classroom of a West Side substation .

“It was really weird sitting in there, going through this really intense workout…it’s like I never left,” Webster said.






Robert Webster flips through a binder of resources and tools he keeps handy when he answers the phone for Copline, a confidential mental health helpline for law enforcement and their families.




Behind the stigma

Enter: Copline







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Robert Webster goes through his resource folder for Copline, a confidential mental health hotline for members of law enforcement and their families.










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Robert Webster talks about his volunteer work with Copline, a confidential mental health hotline for law enforcement and their families.




always cop







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Medals earned throughout Robert Webster’s 40-year career with the Tucson Police Department hang on the wall of his home in Rancho Sahuarita.










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Robert Webster admires a friend’s birthday card hidden in some of his Copline documents.




This story contains a discussion of suicide. If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. All calls are confidential, free and available 24/7.