Opening Up Old Wounds
Jerry was traumatized by the accusations - which he believes were false - and how he was fired even though he had years of being in the highest regard by superiors, peers, and subordinates.
Jerry is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and he was hoping to create a new life in Sacramento.
Why do people insist on opening up old wounds - what happened (or didn't happen) years ago has little or nothing to do with today (unless it was a major crime)and people should be accepted for who they are and what they do - not because of some old gossip about them.
Jerry, stay and face them - don't let them win!