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Officer-involved shooting causes 'life-changing' impact
While most people would run from danger, police officers must stand and face it. Sometimes, they have to use deadly force. Long after the shell casing hits the floor, police officers must deal with the aftermath. Officer Matt Morrow says it's life changing.
He had to shoot and kill a man 15 years ago while patrolling in Washington D.C. A man tried to stab him, and Morrow was forced to fire.
He says his training was critical in saving his life, but the support afterward helped him deal with the impact.
He's worked for the Beaumont Police Department for about 13 years.
The department. like his in D.C., offers a support group to help officers.
Seargent Rob Flores with the Beaumont Police Department says it trains its officers and their families how to handle stress from deadly force situations and stress that builds up from the job.