In his first sit down interview since the death of Detective Matthew Bacon, Chief Garcia got candid about the affect the job has on officers, as well as an outdated police mindset he’s been trying to combat since he took over two years ago.
“In 1992, if I would’ve told my partner that, ‘Man, that call kind of screwed me up,’ my partner would’ve told me, ‘Dude, you need to suck it up. We got 10 more hours tonight,'” Garcia said.
He told CBS News Texas that way of thinking is what led to this sobering fact: The leading cause of death of the American police officer is suicide…
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