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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.

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Video: Sister of Officer Who Died By Suicide Seeks to Prevent Similar Tragedies

Leann Starr—sister of Chicago Police Sergeant Lori Rice—recently made a video for the Chicago Police Department intended to reach out to other officers who may be approaching crisis.

Dave Smith: A Deeper Hurt

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

Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Prevent Officer Suicide

Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill last week dubbed the "Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act" aimed at preventing police officer suicides.

(Video) Reducing the Mental Health Stigma Among Officers

Melissa Swailes discusses the mental health resources that are available to law enforcement officers through Blue H.E.L.P, a non-profit organization.

(Video) Police Suicide: Widow of Officer Discusses Day of His Death

Melissa Swailes—whose husband, Officer David Swailes of the LAPD, died by suicide in February 2016—discusses the day of David's death.

Arizona Officer Reportedly Dies by Apparent Suicide

Officer Daniel Beckwith—who had been with the department since July 2014—was on paid administrative leave at the time of his death. The leave was due to Beckwith's involvement in the fatal shooting of an armed subject who had pointed a weapon at a victim and officers.

Chicago Police Officer Found Dead of Suspected Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

The officer—identified as 44-year-old Eric Concialdi—was found in his West Side home in the early afternoon.

(Video) Police Death by Suicide: Widow of a Police Officer Speaks Out

Melissa Swailes' husband Officer David Swailes died by suicide in February 2016. In this video she discusses what she talks about when she teaches police officers and agencies about suicide awareness.

Off-Duty Connecticut Officer Dies by Apparent Suicide

A 19-year veteran of the Bridgeport (CT) Police Department was found dead in his home over the weekend, and the department said it is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.