Where veterans can find help in Central Texas


By Andrew Moore

Krzvsztof Kala called the Veterans Crisis Line Thursday. He is a former military serviceman, who also worked at the Killeen Police Department and the Nolanville Police Department — at one point. When he called for help Thursday, he was threatening himself with a 40-caliber weapon, so the Bell County Sheriff’s Office responded to his home on Pecan Creek Road in Killeen.

When Deputy Jevon Smith arrived for a welfare check, Kala pointed a weapon him. Smith was able to disarm and arrest Kala but suffered a leg injury in the process. His quick-thinking and restraint may have saved Kala’s life.

The incident represents a larger issue of veterans with PTSD. Fortunately, there is help before they become suicidal. For veterans who have almost given up on their battle with PTSD, the following resources can make a huge difference, even if contacted by friends.

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