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Stopping Officer Suicides

Stopping Officer Suicides

Know the warning signs and the resources available so you can get help for a colleague contemplating suicide before it's too late.

March 12, 2020

Talking About Suicide

Talking About Suicide

The only way to address law enforcement officers killing themselves is with frank and honest conversation.

July 7, 2019

Why Every Cop Should Attend Police Week in DC
How To Spot PTSD in Yourself
Suicide Warning Signs and Available Resources

Suicide Warning Signs and Available Resources

Families and colleagues of officers who died by suicide frequently say the officers displayed visible warning signs of life-threatening mental or emotional crisis that only really registered after the officer's death. Here's what to look for.

April 26, 2019

Dave Smith: A Deeper Hurt

Dave Smith: A Deeper Hurt

When officers need emotional and mental help, each of us has a responsibility to support each other.

April 23, 2019

Trauma Care for the Soul

Trauma Care for the Soul

Suicide kills more of our fellow officers than any other cause, and we can't help them if we ignore their pain.

January 14, 2019

Preventing Police Suicides

Preventing Police Suicides

A growing number of people are dedicated to preventing more police suicides by providing officers the help they need to maintain good mental health so they don't reach their breaking point.

June 13, 2017

Suicide is Not Painless

Killing yourself is an act of emotional violence against your friends and family.

May 1, 2003

Police Suicide: Cop Killer

Police Suicide: Cop Killer

Everything has just gone to hell since the internal affairs investigation. And nothing makes sense anymore. So John takes out his off-duty piece, an old wheel gun. He sits down on the bed, puts one in the cylinder, snaps it shut, and stares down at the blued metal machinery in his hand. The world around him is very quiet as he starts to raise the weapon to his head.

May 1, 2003

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

Police Suicide: Survivor Stories

Judith Gentry’s husband Tom killed himself six years ago in their bedroom. A trained ICU nurse, Gentry’s no stranger to the stress and trauma of emergencies, but when she heard a gunshot and found her husband dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she called a girlfriend instead of dialing 911.

May 1, 2003

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun

Police Suicide: Eating a Gun

Why do cops almost always choose guns as the way to take their lives? Cops are familiar with guns.

May 1, 2003

Police Suicides: Losing Yourself

Police Suicides: Losing Yourself

While many see the suicide as an admission of guilt, experts say it's more likely caused by an officer's fear of losing his or her badge, his or her identity as a cop.

May 1, 2003

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