"My name is Eric Carlson. I've been recently promoted to constable both in light of recent events and due to my prior services and willingness to help. I rather wasn't expecting any of this a month ago, to be honest." Eric lets John continue and listens as he recalls the events.
As John gets upset and goes into details of delirium and things that cannot be, he leans in, lowering his voice so that others will not hear.
"I don't know exactly what you saw, and I understand if you don't want to recall it all now. Still, I feel given time for you to heal and better clear your head, we should discuss these things. I don't mean to alarm you, but there have been some rather odd occurrences as of late. I have witnessed a few, myself. What this specifically means, I don't know, but I aim to help restore order and peace to the area.
In general, keep quiet about the details about what you've seen lately to most people. Many wouldn't understand, but I have a circle of colleagues who know more about this than me. We can meet up with them, soon. In the mean time, follow me back to the inn. I can get you more food and water, and you need rest."