Father of cop, firefighter talks about bond between departments

'Fire and police departments share a fraternity ... a strong bond average people just don't know about'

By Daniela Bermea
Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Firefighters and police officers share a professional bond.

For the family of Dallas-Fire Rescue Lt. Crest Whitaker Sr., the relationship is far more personal. His son, Crest Whitaker II, has been with Dallas Fire-Rescue for four years, while his daughter, Chelsea Whitaker, has been a Dallas police officer for three years.

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