NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Himself

NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Himself

An off-duty NYPD sergeant shot himself in the head in his Bronx apartment — and was found dead when his girlfriend returned home Thursday, police sources said. The motive for the shooting was not known. The identity of the officer has not been released.  He joined the...
Police Suicide #41

Police Suicide #41

This is the story of a good man, a good wife, a good department and a bad disease. Of the 100 confirmed law enforcement officer suicides in 2016, this is the story of number 41.  It is not just a number but a man, a husband, a father and a police officer. When Steve...
Family Claims Cop’s Graveyard Shift Led To Suicide

Family Claims Cop’s Graveyard Shift Led To Suicide

An NYPD cop struggling with bipolar disorder committed suicide after he was made to work the graveyard shift, court documents claim. The family of sergeant Jose Benitez are suing New York City after the 30-year-old hanged himself on March 10, 2015 after working on the...
Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD

Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on American Military University’s blog, In Public Safety.  We are grateful that they have permitted us to share it with our audience. Even with all we know about its effects and ways to treat it,...
The Importance Of Therapy For Police Personnel

The Importance Of Therapy For Police Personnel

There continues to be some dispute surrounding the issues of law enforcement mental health and police suicides.  Too many departments dismiss mental health programs as unnecessary and too expensive yet, on the other hand, some authors describe law enforcement suicides...
Police Suicide: The Untold Stories – Part 2

Police Suicide: The Untold Stories – Part 2

Editor’s Note:  This is the last part of an important and emotional article dealing with Law Enforcement Suicide.  If you haven’t read Part 1, we are asking that you do that now. This column continues the conversation about law enforcement suicide – and...

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