Sgt. Robert Jamieson
“In 1995 I joined the Ontario Provincial Police and was stationed at Dutton Detachment in Southwestern Ontario.
In November 1996 I went into work for my regularly scheduled day-shift and remember feeling somewhat confused. I sat down and later woke with what I know now are post-seizure symptoms; confusion, fatigue, my tongue bitten through, and feeling somewhat emotional. Not knowing what had occurred, I went home and continued on with life. On February 22, 1997 I had my first witnessed tonic clonic seizure to which I remember waking up with Paramedics surrounding me.”
With support from his doctors, family and his employer Sgt. Jamieson found a medication and lifestyle regimen that controlled his seizures and allowed him to resume performing his duties at a high level.
Now 11 years seizure-free, he is running for President of the OPPA and works within the community to raise awareness of epilepsy.