Dallas Police officers are holding a benefit car wash Saturday to help out an ailing colleague.
The officer, Andrew Litz, has used all of his sick time and vacation time and has been going without a pay check, making him unable to support his wife and two small children.
Litz, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq, believes that a traumatic brain injury he suffered in 2005 when a roadside improvised explosive device exploded in front of his Humvee is the source of his problems. Two other Marines in another Humvee died from shrapnel injuries.
For days after the explosion, Litz was in and out of consciousness and suffering from concussion. He eventually returned to active duty but continued have severe migraines, dizziness and confusion at times. He joined the Dallas police Department in 2006.