2017 Police Suicides—A Continuing Crisis

2017 Police Suicides—A Continuing Crisis

During 2017, a high number of suicides continued to plague the law enforcement community.  As of the year’s end, a raw number of 102 self-inflicted deaths have been identified.  Many such deaths, currently hidden, remain to be identified for the year but will come to...
A Tale Of Two Stories

A Tale Of Two Stories

Officer Lattanzio (above) committed suicide. Three other officers committed suicide in his area in the last four months. He was a loner, had no family who lived close by and his only friend was his cat. His job was his life. After losing his home to foreclosure, he...
Police Sergeant Commits Suicide During Standoff

Police Sergeant Commits Suicide During Standoff

A Danbury (CT) police sergeant killed himself following a barricade situation at a hotel on Sunday. Danbury police confirmed that the man who died was 38-year-old Danbury Sgt. Drew Carlson. Just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, state police said they responded to the...
Beloved Cop In Crash Had Killed Himself

Beloved Cop In Crash Had Killed Himself

A police officer known as “Officer Friendly” to the thousands of children he worked with in his career took his own life while driving on Monday, according to police. Officer Tom White, 44, was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head behind...

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