Angleton Chaplain Program

The five ministers involved in the Angleton Police Department’s chaplain program are, from left, Michael Gable, First Presbyterian Church; Pete Lopez, St. John Lutheran; Ryan Olivier, Triumph Church; Michael Acres, Brazos Pointe Fellowship; and Joel McKinnon, First United Methodist. They volunteer their time to lend support to officers and community members in need.

ANGLETON — With an increased emphasis on promoting mental health sweeping through the nation and through law enforcement, the Angleton Police Department added a chaplain program to give officers someone to talk to whenever they’re struggling.

Often exposed to the aftermath of peoples’ worst days, police officers carry those images with them, Sgt. Ernest DeLosSantos said, and it can wear on them personally as well as professionally.

Teresa Dowling is the news editor for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0154.

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