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The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
The most common victim-offender relationship involving homicide scene staging is an intimate partner relationship
Understanding community care, emergency aid and exigent circumstances will help officers make better legal and tactical decisions
The study by First HELP and CNA Corporation identified more deaths by suicide between 2016 and 2022 than an FBI database; it emphasized the need for more accurate federal reporting
While climbing the slippery bridge, Lt. Hak Kim was able to persuade the woman to tell him her name and to sit down; she eventually climbed back down onto the roadway
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
Mental Health
Some counselors said they had received training only in talking to people experiencing suicidal thoughts and not how to deal with other mental health issues, such as anxiety attacks, substance intoxication and withdrawal and mood disorders
For you leaders out there: It’s imperative that valuing mental health is not just lip service
Fresno police worked to de-escalate the situation several times, but the man remained agitated, threatening to force officers to shoot him
As the project neared completion, the number of people who jumped fell from an annual average of 30 to 14, with the deaths in the spots where crews had not finished installing the barriers yet
“These are some of the most challenging calls we as law enforcement respond to,” said Chief Al Jones. “Officers go into these situations wanting to save lives”
“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
Officer Jacob Smith spoke to the teen for more than 35 minutes, gradually persuading him to climb over barriers and back to the safety of the road
“I’ve been in your shoes brother and there [are] solutions. There are ways to actually get out of this situation,” an officer said
“We are all in shock and saddened to our very core. Our hearts go out to the families of all those involved,” Sheriff Matt Gentry said
Officer Jeffrey Smith’s death resulted in a new law that extended eligibility for federal benefits to the families of officers who died by suicide
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia wrote in a memo that Officer Bacon’s death is “a heartbreaking loss for our DPD family” and asked others to “never hesitate to reach out”
The younger man was an NYPD officer, and he was shot by his father in a bedroom as he lay sleeping, a police spokesman said
Marietta Officer Austin Martin spoke to the woman for almost an hour and laced his fingers through the fence with hers until she was rescued
“They all liked him because he always kept them laughing,” said Fire Chief Willie Owens about the former firefighter and police recruit
Deputy Kevonn Mabon had struggled with a suicidal deputy and left the deputy with access to several firearms
If passed, the bill would make victims’ families eligible for a $100,000 survivors benefit
An infant was found unharmed inside the home and was turned over to a family member
“Tell me what’s going on. We don’t want to hurt you. Tell me what’s going on,” an officer says
Police union representatives believe heavy workloads, canceled days off, and an anti-police climate are contributing factors to officers’ mental health concerns
An initial ruling stated Jerome Lannon was not killed in the line of duty, so his widow would not be awarded his death benefits
“It was incredibly uplifting to hear Sgt. Haas’ first words to the person he pulled from danger – ‘I love you.’’'