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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.

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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.

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.

NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide in His Mother's Home

An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of an apparent suicide in his mother's Queens residence.

Canadian Officer Dies by Suicide in Headquarters Parking Lot

An officer with the Toronto Police Service reportedly died by suicide late last week.

Florida Officer Honored for Helping Prevent Police Suicide

Officer Sean Wyman was presented with the Attorney General's "Back the Blue" award for his efforts to help police officers in distress seek help and prevent suicides.

NJ Officer Fatally Shot Himself After Crashing Vehicle

An off-duty New Jersey officer fatally shot himself after crashing his SUV into two parked vehicles, authorities said.

DOJ Announces Plan to Track Police Officer Suicides

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it will begin collecting data on police officer suicides, and will provide grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to improve mental health services, train to reduce the stigma of officers seeking help, and create programs to address repeated exposure to stress and trauma.

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2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.