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Officer Suicide

Experts to Talk Officer Mental Wellness in Free ILET Virtual Event

“Blue H.E.L.P. provides families, friends, co-workers, and agencies the ability to find assistance when dealing with suicides within the first responder community,” explains Steven Hough, co-founder of Blue H.E.L.P.

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NYPD Officer Jumps from Bridge in Apparent Suicide

Officer Scott Cohn reportedly jumped off the Throgs Neck Bridge Monday night, leaving his keys and cell phone in his car in the middle of the bridge.

DC Officer's Post Capitol Riot Suicide Ruled Duty Death

A former D.C. chief medical examiner said in an earlier review that there was “a direct cause and effect relationship between the line of duty work trauma on Jan. 6 and Jeffrey Smith’s death,” adding that Smith had “no prior history of depression, mental health issues or mental health treatment.”

Integrating Suicide Prevention into More Areas of Law Enforcement Training

In recent years, there has been a greater effort on the part of law enforcement agencies to address mental health and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention, but more remains to be done.

Two FL Deputies at Same Agency Die from Suicide

Sheriff Ken Mascara announced the deaths of Deputy Clayton Osteen and Deputy Victoria Pacheco on Tuesday.

2021 in Review: Rising Crime, COVID Rules, and Court Cases

With just hours remaining until we ring in 2022, it's time for our annual retrospective on the year that was 2021—and what a year it was.

Retired NC Officer Bikes Thousands of Miles for Police Suicide Awareness

Retired Sergeant Christopher Lowrance’s journey started in May when he flew to Astoria, OR, and began the bike ride back to North Carolina. After months of sleeping in a hammock, eating ramen noodles and spending a lot of time alone, Lowrance returned home Sunday.

Chicago Police Hire Mental Health Advisor to Address Officer Suicides

The announcement comes less than a week after 38-year-old Officer Jeffrey Troglia fatally shot himself in the basement of his Mount Greenwood home. Days earlier, another officer, 47-year-old James Daly, killed himself at the Town Hall police station on the North Side.

Families Seek Duty Death Status for Officers who Died from Suicide After Capitol Riot

Officers Jeffrey Smith's and Howard Liebengood's families say they deserve line of duty recognition because they believe the officers would be alive today if the Jan. 6 riot did not occur.

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Suicides of DC-Area Officers Call Attention to Effects of Riots on Police

Since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the volatile demonstrations that followed in cities across the country, “the occupation has been under tremendous scrutiny by the public,” said John Violanti, a research professor at the University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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