The New Richland (MN) police chief died Monday, after taking his own life, according to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office.
The news was announced in a press release, which stated, “It is with a heavy heart that we share news that Chief Scott Eads of the New Richland Police Department took his own life on the evening of September 12 in rural Freeborn County.”
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It is the second time in a week that a police chief has committed suicide. Bay Police (MS) Chief Mike De Nardo killed himself in the station parking lot after he found out that he was under investigation for selling department property.
For some time, our policy at Law Officer has been to not post the suicide deaths of police officers. Our editorial team has decided that in the interest of making our profession more aware of this issue, we will begin to do so.
Suicide is a sad reality of our society but it has been a particular disturbing issue within the law enforcement profession. We will continue to work hard to bring you the information and resources needed to properly deal with suicide and the emotional wellness of our profession.
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