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Iowa Cop Killed Self On Duty

October 14, 2011  | 

An Anamosa (Iowa) Police officer who was found earlier this month at a pedestrian bridge took his own life while on duty, Chief Bob Simonson announced.

Officer David Riches, 33, took his own life while on duty Oct. 3. He was also a part-time deputy for the Jones County Sheriff's Office. He was found at the pedestrian bridge by the entrance to Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa.

Riches' patrol car was parked next to the bridge and the chief confirmed he had left the car there and walked out to the middle of the bridge.

Source: The Gazette

Related: Iowa Officer's Duty Death Not Suspicious

Tags: Duty Deaths, police suicide, Iowa


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Tom @ 10/14/2011 10:07 PM

Rest in Peace Brother!!

All my LEO friends if you feel this way please reach out to your Supervisors, Dept Chaplins, Church...CRISIS LINES!! With all of the LODDs this year our LE family is getting smaller.. Rest in Peace Brother..the Lord needed another Angel on his force...

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