The Houston Police Department and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are taking steps to ensure that their officers involved in the Lakewood Church shooting receive mental health care. This comes after a gunman opened fire in the church’s lobby, leading to a shootout between the suspect and law enforcement.
The Houston Police Officers’ Union has stated that their officer involved in the shooting, as well as responding officers, will have access to peer support teams from the department and union. They will also receive any necessary psychological treatment. The union has also reached out to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer mental health resources to their officer involved in the shooting.
Both officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is ongoing. It is essential to provide resources and support for law enforcement officers involved in traumatic and high-stress situations like this. The mental health and well-being of officers are just as important as their physical safety.