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'RHOD' Star Rich Emberlin Suffered Multiple Injuries During His Career as a Police Officer

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A major storyline on this season of The Real Housewives of Dallas is LeeAnne Locken’s wedding to longtime love Rich Emberlin. The duo’s decade-long romance has been well documented on the Bravo show, but not much is known about the groom outside of his relationship with LeeAnne.

As it turns out, Rich has some prior reality TV experience — and the story behind his distinctive eye patch is a heartbreaking one.

Why does Rich wear an eye patch on RHOD?

For 30 years, the father of one served with the Dallas Police Department, spending 17 of those years as a member of the Dallas SWAT team. "His job was very dangerous, and I lived with him when all of that was going on," LeeAnne told The Daily Dish in 2018.