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U.S. Congress to honor officers who fought Capitol attackers

U.S. Congress to honor officers who fought Capitol attackers

8/3/2021 11:50:00 PM

U.S. Congress to honor officers who fought Capitol attackers

The U.S. Congress on Tuesday agreed to award Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who fought rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the day after authorities disclosed that two more of those officers had died by suicide.

"Awarding the Congressional Gold Medal is a way to commemorate their sacrifice and make sure that the truth of Jan. 6 is recognized and remembered forever," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the chamber's floor.President Joe Biden commemorated the

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two officerswhose suicides were disclosed, saying in a Twitter post: "They were American heroes."Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, following a fiery speech in which he repeated his false claims of election fraud.Four people died on the day of the violence. A Capitol Police officer attacked by protesters died the following day. The two police suicides announced on Monday raised to four the number of officers who later took their own lives.

More than 100 officers were injured.Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Scott Malone and Howard GollerOur Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox. headtopics.com

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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.

Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicideSince the attack by a pro-Trump mob, four officers who defended the site that day have died by suicide. Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead at his home Thursday, and Officer Kyle DeFreytag was found dead July 10 I dont get the suicide thing. People of color get worse treatment of that from the police, they dont commit suicide or claim PTSD

Police union goes to bat for Chicago officer charged in US Capitol riotThe Chicago chapter of the Fraternal Order of Pol ice union is going to bat for one of its members who stormed the US Capitol and now might lose his job with the Chicago Pol ice Department Well then, they lose the right to bitch about aggressive protesters. The Police Union needs its head checked this individual attacked DC & US Capital Police to enter the Capital & theirs noting they can say to justify this guys actions. The Chicago of Police needs to be investigated by the FBI & DOJ. Defending a traitor to the United States. Wow.

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

2 more officers who responded to Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicideTwo Wash ington Metropolitan Police Department officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot died by suicide in July, nearly seven months after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters. WORSE THAN FEARED: The bombshell report that concluded that Democrat Party icon Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment also found his Executive Chamber 'normalized' his behavior. fbi cleans trails For commentors that want to normalize suicide in law enforcement, it's not EVER supposed to happen, that is why they have emergency paid leave, psychological services 24/7 and union enforced pay stability in case they have to switch departments.

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