08/20/2014 03:07 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2014

Pregnant Cop Forced To Continue Patrol Work -- Or Take Unpaid Leave

Police offficer Lyndi Trischler reached her physical limit 23 weeks into her pregnancy, slightly more than halfway through.

“The gun belt is pretty heavy, and it was causing pain to my abdomen, the bigger that got,” she recalled Tuesday to “And then the bulletproof vest made it hard to breathe. I started having heart palpations.”

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