Friday, April 7, 2017

The hidden toll on police officers: Suicide

Yesterday, I wrote about Florida police shooting someone every 2 1/2 days. In the past this blog explored the 957 people killed by police nationwide in 2016.
Not to mention the horrible and tragic loss of 11 police officers so far this years as a result of gunfire. There is another calamity among police officers that we hear too little about. As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of suicide, nationwide, a significant increase over the same period last year, reported Law Officer Magazine.  
These are just the ones that are reported and not “hidden.”  Over 100 police officers committed suicide during 2016.
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