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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.

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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.

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.

Second DC Officer who Responded to Capitol Riot Dies of Suicide

A second police officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol riot has died by suicide, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Acting Chief Robert J. Contee told Congress Tuesday.

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

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.

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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.