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Philadelphia Officer Reportedly Kills Wife, Self

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department reportedly killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself on Monday.

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Talking About Suicide

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

Why Every Cop Should Attend Police Week in DC

During this one extraordinary week you will experience every emotion, and it’s both exhausting and exhilarating.

NYPD Officer Dies By Suicide—the Fourth in a Month

The 53-year-old officer was a 24-year NYPD veteran who was on vacation at the time of his death.

How To Spot PTSD in Yourself

Know what to look for so you can seek help for PTSD when needed.

NYPD Officer Dies By Suicide, Third Such Death in 10 Days for the Agency

On Friday afternoon, a 29-year-old officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside the Staten Island Police precinct where he worked. It was the third death by suicide suffered by the agency in the span of 10 days.

Chicago Police Department Holds Two-Day Mental Health Summit

The Chicago Police Department—which has suffered three the loss of three officers to suicide this year—is hosting a two-day seminar to improve mental health treatment for police and other emergency responders.

Missing NYPD Homicide Detective Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

The body of Joe Calabrese, 58, was found near bushes in Plumb Beach in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Veteran NYPD Chief Dies by Suicide Before Mandatory Retirement

An NYPD deputy chief fatally shot himself while sitting in an unmarked patrol car Wednesday, just weeks before his scheduled mandatory retirement.

Non-Profit Organization Raises Awareness of Officer Suicide at Police Week

BlueH.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—held several events at Police Week in Washington DC to honor officers who died by suicide and offer support to the families they left behind.