Chris Carker Obituary, Death – Our hearts are broken for everyone at the Garland Police Department, as well as for Lt. Carker’s family and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are here to support you and share in your sorrow. Please join us in praying for Lt. Carker’s family, which includes both his blood and blue family members. The Garland Police Department is going through a difficult time as a result of the passing of one of our own. Lieutenant Chris Carker, a 16-year veteran of the Garland Police Department and a personal friend, took his own life early yesterday morning.
This police department counted on Chris as a leader, a mentor, and a provider during his time there. Throughout his career, he was dedicated to serving the people of Garland in a selfless and honorable manner. The officers and staff members of the Garland Police Department are in mourning over the loss of Chris as we attempt to make sense of and persevere through one of the most trying chapters in the annals of our department’s history.
Whatever challenges we face in our personal lives, as law enforcement officers, are made significantly more difficult by the stress and pressure that come with being first responders. During times of crisis, we look to the men and women who are serving on the front lines of our military. However, despite the fact that it is so simple to reach a point of exhaustion as a result of the cumulative stress that this job entails, they are also the least likely to seek assistance for themselves. Due to his service as a Garland Police Officer and Lieutenant, the Garland Police Department will be holding a memorial service in honor of Chris Carker, who passed away as a result of an accident at work.