In the aftermath of the Lakewood Church shooting, where a gunman opened fire in the church’s lobby, Houston law enforcement leaders are taking steps to ensure that the officers involved receive mental health care. This includes providing access to peer support teams and psychological treatment for both HPD and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers. The Houston Police Officers’ Union has also reached out to the TABC officer involved in the shooting to offer mental health resources.
It is crucial that officers involved in traumatic and high-stress situations like this receive support and care for their mental health and well-being. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is ongoing, which is a vital step to ensure they receive the support they need during this time. Providing resources and support for law enforcement officers is essential, as their physical safety is only one aspect of their overall well-being.