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Officer Suicide

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Why do some cops lose the will to live and what can we do to help them?
Grief and fear readily get transformed into anger when people are hurting
“We are now walking the path we need to walk for true suicide prevention.”
Elmore County Sherriff’s Office Deputy Steven Earl Sims II, 43, was found in a cruiser after attending a training conference for most of the week
Sheriff Paul Blackman remembered Deputy Paul Robitaille as “a great employee with a great attitude” and vowed to assist Robitaille’s family and colleagues in coping with their sudden loss
Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik was described as “an exemplary law enforcement leader”
For you leaders out there: It’s imperative that valuing mental health is not just lip service
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“I am tired of the harassment of this village board and all the crap I’ve been dealing with throughout the years,” an officer said during a December board meeting
“The public is not safe,” Michele Atilano said. “All you have are a bunch of deputies who are zombies – zombies walking around tired, always tired. They’re not even there”
“During trying times like these it’s important for personnel, regardless of rank or position, to check on the well-being of other colleagues and friends” Sheriff Robert Luna said