It sounds as if he was suffering from depression at that time. Most people probably are not fit for police work... or firefighter work... or EMS work. They are tough jobs. If only this man had chosen another occupation.
I'm trying to picture an iron work getting weepy walking beams on a high rise building, or an electrician making connections in a high voltage service vaults, or a laborer digging underpinning under mega-ton buildings. Cripes give me a break on how hard is police work. Plenty of men work dangerous jobs ALL DAY LONG.
Like cake decorating.