Texas considers bill to fast-track police jobs for former military
The 'Chris Kyle Bill' would allow military veterans who prove their skills to skip out on certain parts of the police academy
By Teresa Woodard
AUSTIN — He had so many titles, but he wanted one more: Chris Kyle wanted to be a cop.
Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were killed in early February on a gun range, allegedly by a veteran they were trying to help. Chris Kyle's police officer dreams couldn't come true, but perhaps other people's dreams can, and fast.
On Thursday, Taya Kyle went to Austin to hear the first public testimony about a proposal to change Texas law. It would allow military veterans who prove their skills to skip out on certain parts of the police academy, streamlining access to employment.
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