San Diego victim served as sheriff chaplain


The San Diego rabbi who was shot in the hand during Shabbat services — but insisted on finishing his sermon — has also served as the county sheriff’s chaplain.

As chaplain, he for many years counseled deputies regardless of faith who required help healing after witnessing shootings or child deaths. He explained that witnessing tragedies on the job, including shootings or child deaths, can be traumatic. Often, deputies require counseling to help them through the healing process, and Goldstein makes himself available, regardless of the deputies’ creed.

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