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Dallas officer fighting for his life after collapse

Editor's note: From the Dallas Morning News blog, reporter Tanya Eiserer reports: "I just received an update on Alex Garcia's condition. The good news is Garcia is now eating and drinking in small amounts. The bad news is that he has a minor MRSA infection in his lungs. MRSA is a type of staph infection that's resistant to common antibiotics used to treat such infections. Let's remember to keep this young officer in our thoughts and prayers."

By Tanya Eiserer
Dallas Morning News

DENVER, Colo. — Alex Garcia finally achieved his dream of becoming a Dallas police officer last year, but he's now facing the fight of his life after suffering a blood clot during a Police Explorers competition in Colorado.

Garcia, who joined the department in April 2008, remains in the intensive care unit of Swedish Medical Center in Denver. He is on a respirator and has undergone two surgical procedures to remove blood clots.

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