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Sister of NYPD Officer Who Died By Suicide Says She Repeatedly Asked Department for Help

The sister of an officer with the New York Police Department who died by suicide last week told CBS News that she repeatedly contacted the agency to warn of her brother's failing mental health.

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NYPD Evaluating Its Mental Health Programs

The 22-question survey was sent out Thursday—one day after the ninth NYPD officer committed suicide this year. The survey was also circulated a week ago, police sources said.

New York PBA President on Suicide: "Don't F—king Do It!"

Following two police officer suicides in the span of just over 24 hours this week—the eighth and ninth of the year for the department—the president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association delivered a blunt message to officers who might be approaching crisis leading to self-harm: "Don't f—king do it!"

9th NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide This Year

An officer with the New York Police Department died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Queens on Wednesday evening—the ninth NYPD officer to complete suicide in 2019.

NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide—8th this Year

A 35-year-old police officer with the New York Police Department was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Yonkers home on Tuesday morning—the eighth death by suicide on the department in 2019.

NJ Attorney General Announces Plan to Address Officer Suicide

Dubbed the New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement, it will require that all New Jersey police officers finish a two-day training course on coping mechanisms by the end of 2022, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement.

Florida Department Welcomes First Therapy Dog

The Winter Haven Police Department posted images on Facebook over the weekend of its brand new K-9, a therapy dog named Miranda.

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Talking About Suicide

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

University of Kentucky Police Welcome New Therapy K-9

The University of Kentucky Police Department recently welcomed into its ranks a new K-9 trained to help victims, witnesses, and responding officers deal with trauma.