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Boston Police Launch Effort to Prevent Officers Dying by Suicide

September 12, 2018  | 

As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, the Boston Police Foundation, and the National Society for the Prevention of Suicide are launching a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing suicide by both officers and civilians alike.

According to, Boston PD has not suffered the loss of an officer to suicide since 2016, but the department is taking a proactive stance in making sure that officers are aware of available assistance in the event that an officer is approaching crisis.

"We are keenly aware that police officers sometimes hold things in. That’s not good," Commissioner Gross said at a press conference. He added that his goal is to convince officers to reach out for help. "No one will be deemed as weak and no one will be ostracized."

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