Dallas officer fighting for his life after collapse
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.