When a police officer dies by suicide, there are no words. A need to attribute causality that can never be fully satisfied. An understanding that may never come. Wondering… What did I miss? What should I have seen?
A Study of Police Suicide: 2008-2012.
- Average age: 42
- Average years on the job: 16
- Gender/Race: 91% white male
- Marital Status: 61% single
- Prior Notice: 64% a surprise event
- Method: 90% Gunshot
“Requiescat in pace” Deputy Chief Corbett. May you help those in need by guiding them to seek peer support.