LPD, LFR sends crisis intervention team members to El Paso

LPD, LFR sends crisis intervention team members to El Paso

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The Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue sent members of their respective Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams to El Paso Friday, Aug. 16, to support first responders there after the mass shooting at a Walmart on Aug. 3.

The CISM teams are deployed to assist emergency services personnel who experience a critical event such as the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead. CISM members provide supportive crisis intervention and stress management services.

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope said he is "incredibly proud" members of the Lubbock community can offer this type of professional support to fellow first responders.

“All of West Texas grieves with El Paso after the senseless killings,” Pope said. “I am thankful that Lubbock Police and Lubbock Fire Rescue are able to represent us as they serve the brave first responders in El Paso.”

The CISM team members are expected to return Thursday, Aug. 22.

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