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Maryland SRO Fatally Shot Himself at School

November 12, 2018
A Baltimore County police officer working as a school resource officer at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, MD, fatally shot himself Monday, according to Baltimore County Police.

Speaking on the Unspeakable: Ending the Pandemic of Police Officer Suicide

November 9, 2018
I've talked with officers who have lost a colleague to suicide—as well as many widows of officers who died by suicide—and just about everyone has said that the warning signs were there before tragedy struck. They just didn't put the pieces together until it was too late. Let's all do a better job of helping officers in crisis.

California Highway Patrol Officer Dies by Suicide Inside His Patrol Vehicle

October 26, 2018
A California Highway Patrol officer from the South Sacramento office was found dead Tuesday night, officials said Thursday morning.

Chicago Police Looking Into Officer Mental Health After String of Deaths by Suicide

October 4, 2018
Following the deaths by suicide of three Chicago police officers, the department is looking at ways to more successfully address mental and emotional health of its officers.

Chicago Officer Dies by Suicide Inside Her Personally Owned Vehicle

September 12, 2018
A police officer with the Chicago Police Department died by suicide in her personally owned vehicle on Wednesday. The officer has not yet been identified.

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.

Chicago Police Sergeant Dies by Suicide While On Duty

September 4, 2018
A sergeant with the Chicago Police Department reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Panel Says Baltimore Detective Thought Murdered Killed Himself, Case Still Open

August 30, 2018
Among the evidence: The gun barrel was in contact with Suiter's head when the fatal shot was fired. Nobody else's DNA was found on his weapon. Blood spatter was found inside the right-handed detective's right shirt cuff, indicating his hand and arm were in a high position when the shot was fired.

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

August 24, 2018
The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association is urging members to seek help to deal with trauma they experience on the job after learning that three officers in the force took their lives over a three-week time period.

Arizona Officer's Widow Grateful for New PTSD Law for First Responders

July 20, 2018
The widow of Craig Tiger — a Phoenix police officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD before dying by suicide — told reporters that she "is grateful for the new law that will help other first responders across the state have better access to mental professionals."

Video: Family Angry About Texas Deputy's Funeral Honors Following Suicide

July 13, 2018
A 40-year-old father of three, Calderon took his own life after a battle with depression. “He was so sad, I mean it was obvious,” said his widow ShaRonda Calderon. The couple had been married since 2012 and together since 2001.

Family Angry About Texas Deputy's Funeral Honors Following Suicide

July 13, 2018
A 40-year-old father of three, Calderon took his own life after a battle with depression. “He was so sad, I mean it was obvious,” said his widow ShaRonda Calderon. The couple had been married since 2012 and together since 2001. More Here.

Police: Chicago Officer Found Dead in Squad a Suicide

July 10, 2018
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department confirmed that an officer who was found in a patrol car on Sunday night died by suicide.

Video: More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

May 23, 2018
A study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public.

More Officers Dying From Suicide Than Duty Deaths in 2017

May 23, 2018
After extensive research, a study by the Newton-based Ruderman Family Foundation found police officers and firefighters experience PTSD and depression at rates five times higher than the average public. More Here.

NYPD Officer Kills Self Outside Department Facility

April 20, 2018
First responders rushed to an NYPD Auto Crime and Narcotics Division facility in Wakefield about 10:50 a.m., where the mortally wounded officer was found sitting in his personal vehicle in the parking lot.

140 Officers Committed Suicide in 2017

April 20, 2018
Miriam Heyman, one of the co-authors of the study, told USA Today the numbers of suicide are extremely under-reported, while other more high-profile deaths make headlines. There were 46 officers who died after being fatally shot on the job in 2017, nearly 67% less than the number of suicides.

Video: NYPD Commissioner Reaches Out to Struggling Officers After 3 Suicides in 2 Months

March 2, 2018
O'Neill on Thursday recorded a YouTube video describing the services available to officers in distress -- as the department grapples with three suicides in its ranks over the past two months.

NYPD Commissioner Reaches Out to Struggling Officers After 3 Suicides in 2 Months

March 2, 2018
O'Neill on Thursday recorded a YouTube video describing the services available to officers in distress -- as the department grapples with three suicides in its ranks over the past two months. More Here.

Video: LA Officer Shot Himself Before Crashing Patrol Car

January 10, 2018
Officer Chris Beaudion, 26, was pronounced dead on the scene following the wreck off of Winnsboro Road. His patrol car struck a tree.
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