Dealing With The Suicidal Officer

Dealing With The Suicidal Officer

The world of depression and suicide is a dark, murky one that’s hard for “outsiders” to understand.  No one truly wants to die—that defies the human instinct to survive and continue on.  Depression, however, is a heaviness that suffocates, that darkens the sun and...
Because He Didn’t Like The Color Green

Because He Didn’t Like The Color Green

Jesse! Knock it off! This isn’t funny! “Ma’am does he have a pulse?” Asked the dispatcher. “No, he is discolored and not responding. I don’t feel anything.” My world went silent despite the fact I was screaming at the father of my children, my husband to wake up and...
The Definition Of Suicide

The Definition Of Suicide

When Robin Williams died in  an ‘apparent suicide’ after battling severe depression, it was shocking, sad and in some ways, disturbing. After all, Robin Williams completed suicide. Aaron Hernandez completed suicide early this morning and now it seems that suicide is...
13 Days And 9 Police Officers…….

13 Days And 9 Police Officers…….

Editor’s Note:  In the first few hours of posting this article, Karen was notified of two additional suicides in this 13 day time frame. Unfortunately, the total is now “11 police officers in 13 days.”  This highlights the importance of this article...
Police Suicide — And The Solutions

Police Suicide — And The Solutions

As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of suicide, nationwide, an initial but significant increase over the same period last year.  These are just the ones we know of and are not “hidden.”  This slice emphasizes the problem we face,...

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