The first at the scene during a standoff this week was the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Unit, a unit that is dedicated to helping those struggling with a mental crisis to get them to a hospital.

The unit’s job quickly changed Tuesday when shots were fired and they were forced to call for backup.

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Fast Facts about the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Unit:

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What Sgt. Raul Garza with the Mental Health Unit is saying:

“A good outcome is everyone goes home safe. The person comes and the person gets taken to a treatment facility.”

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