Suicide Of Dallas Firefighter Highlights Struggles Facing The Profession


By Tanya Eiserer

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For Dallas firefighters and paramedics, saving lives is a calling. But what happens when one of their own needs saving?

The recent suicide of one of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s nearly 1,900-member force is bringing uncomfortable conversations to the forefront.

Earlier this year, the 37-year-old firefighter was arrested on a DWI charge. Under the department’s policy, he was put into a two-year rehabilitation program that required him to take regular breathalyzer and drug tests.

After failing a breathalyzer test earlier this month, the nine-year veteran went home and killed himself…click here to continue reading