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Capitol Officer who Worked Riot Dies of Suicide

Howard Liebengood, 51, who went by “Howie,” had been an officer guarding the Capitol since 2005. The agency did not list a cause of when it announced Liebengood’s death, but a spokesman for the family confirmed Monday that he died by suicide and had been on duty at the Capitol on Wednesday

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End of Year: Seeing 2020 in Hindsight

Looking one more time at the highs and lows of the year that was… 2020 and seeing perhaps more clearly today than on those days that comprised the year.

Vermont Officer Shoots Woman, then Dies by Suicide

An officer with the Berlin (VT) Police Department reportedly shot a female acquaintance and then turned the gun on himself, dying by suicide at the scene on Monday afternoon.

Milwaukee Captain Says at Officer's Funeral Service: "Care for Each Other"

A captain with the Milwaukee Police Department spoke at the funeral service of an officer who died by suicide, saying that law enforcement officers "must be able to genuinely care for each other, which sometimes means having uncomfortable conversations with people we say we love."

Ohio Officer Dies by Suicide, Agency Confirms

An officer with the Cleveland (OH) Police Department died by suicide late last week, the agency confirmed today.

Chicago Deputy Chief Dies from Apparent Suicide in Station

The 30-year-veteran of the department shot himself to death early Tuesday at the West Side facility, according to police.

Former Officer, Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A former Puerto Rican police officer reportedly shot and killed his 33-year-old wife before turning a gun on himself during a standoff with police in Florida on Wednesday.

Alabama Officer Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

An officer with the Hoover (AL) Police Department was found dead Friday of an apparent suicide.

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.

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NYPD to Place Psychologists in Every Borough to Address Officer Mental Health

The New York Police Department has declared that it will deploy psychologists to every borough to encourage better officer mental health and wellness after a spate of recent suicides.