Getting Strong on Mental Health Keeps Des Moines Police Tough on Crime
DES MOINES, Iowa -- There is nothing routine about the work of a police officer. "Until you are there and you experience those things that happen out there in our community under the worst circumstances, you really don't know what you are up against," said Des Moines Sergeant Paul Parizek. Death and tragedy takes its toll. "It is a weight you are going to carry forever," Parizek said.