Ethical Dilemma Week 3

“Situation 5 
You and your partner have been working together for more than five years. He has seen you through the serious illness of your young child, and you have been there for him during his divorce. After the divorce, though, you have become increasingly anxious about him. He is obviously not taking care of his health, he drinks too much, and he has been consistently late to roll call. Now you can smell alcohol on his breath during the day and suspect that the ever-present cup of coffee he carries has more than a little whiskey in it. You’ve tried talking to him several times, but he just gets angry and tells you to mind your own business. Today, when the two of you responded to an accident scene, a witness drew you aside and said, “Aren’t you going to do something about him?” pointing to your partner. Unfortunately, you knew what she meant, for he was literally swaying, trying to keep his balance in the hot sun. To make matters worse, he insists on driving. What would you do?”