The Houston police department is taking steps to provide mental health care for officers involved in the Lakewood church shooting. This comes after the gunman opened fire in the church lobby, leading to a shootout between the suspect and police. The suspect, Genesse Yvonne Moreno, was shot and killed by a Houston police officer and a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officer.
As part of their efforts to support their officers, the Houston Police Officers Union announced that they will provide peer support teams from the department and the union to both officers involved in the shooting. In addition, they will receive all necessary psychological treatment. The union also reached out to the Texas Liquor Commission to offer mental health resources to its employee involved in the shooting.
It is essential to provide resources and support for law enforcement officers involved in traumatic and stressful situations like this one. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is a key step to ensure they get the support and care they need during this time. The mental health and well-being of police officers is just as important as their physical safety.