Opinion | Four officers' death by suicide should make us rethink police trauma

If we can investigate the root causes of Jan. 6, we can also analyze the deaths by suicide that resulted from it.

8/3/2021 9:13:00 PM

Opinion | FrankFigliuzzi1: If we can investigate the root causes of the violence on Jan. 6 so that it doesn’t happen again, we should also analyze the loss of innocent life that resulted for the same reason. - MSNBCDaily

If we can investigate the root causes of Jan. 6, we can also analyze the deaths by suicide that resulted from it.

05:02Whenever a death can be linked to the trauma of duty, it should be categorized as a line-of-duty death,as was the case in Sicknick’s death. Yet in many police departments, death by suicide is not recognized as such. The failure to recognize a suicide as a line-of-duty death can mean a loss of line-of-duty death benefits, including funeral expenses. In fact, a death by suicide may negate life insurance benefits under some policies.

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Hashida’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help defray funeral expenses. This shouldn’t have to happen.Acknowledging an officer’s death by suicide as work-related can provide a form of solace to a grieving family, whose members are otherwise bereft of the typical honors and gratitude bestowed upon surviving family members when their loved one is killed as the direct result of an adversary.

The law falls short of making data submissions by police agencies mandatory. And that’s a major flaw.If we’re going to change the way we think about officer suicides, we need to start mandating statistical collection. The suicide deaths of Hashida, DeFreytag, Smith and Liebengood are stark reminders that suicide “claims more law enforcement lives than felonious killings or accidental deaths in the line of duty," as writer Tara Perine cited in her headtopics.com

May article for Police Chief magazine.Perine also noted that despite the plethora of data collected on all manner of law enforcement activity, she had to rely upon figures from nonprofit organizations that in turn rely on voluntary reports of officer suicide statistics by police department because there has been “no national counting of the act that takes more officers’ lives in the United States than any other.”

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Fourth Police Officer Who Responded To Capitol Riot Dies By SuicideThe number of suicide deaths among officers at the riot doubled as the MPD confirmed the deaths of Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida. headline should be Republicans bullied another Capitol Police Officer into committing suicide 💔💔💔💔 wow

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Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicideOver 100 officers from the Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police were injured defending the Capitol on Jan. 6, and four have now died by suicide in the subsequent months. Why they suicide? There's no compelling evidence of a connection.

Fourth Police Officer Who Responded To Jan. 6 Attack Dies By SuicideOfficer Kyle DeFreytag served on D.C.'s Metropolitan Police force for about five years. He was 26. this is terrible news 😪 26? 26!!! This is DEVASTATING!!! Where the F*uck is the Blue Lives Matter bastards now Oh—don’t give a $hit

Fourth officer who responded to Jan. 6 riot dies by suicidePolice in Washington have confirmed that a fourth office who responded to the Capitol insurrection has now died from suicide. Meanwhile, a Trump ally on the Hill is still floating FBI conspiracy theories about January 6. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 800-273-8255. The report doesn't say why, Why would you top yourself? Yet NOTHING from the Fraternal Order of Police GLFOP offering condolences or help to those policemen suffering mental health issues. WHY WHY WHY? DISGRACEFUL! It is sad to see a courage’s member of law enforcement pass away or even get injured in the line of duty.

2 more officers who responded to Jan. 6 riot have died by suicide“They were American heroes.” Pres. Biden recognizes two police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot and died by suicide last month: 🤣👉🤣☝💯P46ORWEWAIT447

A Third Officer Who Responded to the Capitol Riot Has Died by SuicideGunther Hashida, a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer, is now the third law-enforcement member on the scene January 6 to die by suicide. After a terrorist attack it's PTSD Rewind back and listen to song again and again!!💅