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Old 01-27-2015, 17:42   #1
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Anyone have any more news on this?

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/loca...kers/22208221/

I know the "suicidal" officer personally and he is a great guy, and my fiancé was close with his daughter through out high school. Does it seem a little off to you?

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Old 01-27-2015, 19:37   #2
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It sounds like there's a lot we don't know about the situation. We all have our personal demons, often that are shared with nobody. No officer wants to go out on their shift and shoot somebody (especially not a fellow officer, which might have not even been known at the time), so I can only assume that the involved officers were truly in fear of their lives before they pulled the trigger.

IIRC there are 3x as many police officers that commit suicide each year, compared to the number of officers who are shot by others. Those suicides likely come as a surprise to all those who "know" the officers. I'm sure there are many factors to that number, but it's a statistic to consider nonetheless.
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Old 01-27-2015, 20:05   #3
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^^^ This. If you follow stories on police suicides, one very, very common refrain from their co-workers is, "we had no idea." I guess LEOs are good at hiding their feelings.

Hopefully, the Yonkers LEO's god will grant him the peace he was looking for.
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^^^ This. If you follow stories on police suicides, one very, very common refrain from their co-workers is, "we had no idea." I guess LEOs are good at hiding their feelings.

Hopefully, the Yonkers LEO's god will grant him the peace he was looking for.
My brother was not LEO, but he hid his demons from us. Often times afterwards people will say they saw it coming, or should have known. Saw red flags. Some people don't show a thing.
Suicide is something we all should learn to understand better.
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My brother was not LEO, but he hid his demons from us. Often times afterwards people will say they saw it coming, or should have known. Saw red flags. Some people don't show a thing.
Suicide is something we all should learn to understand better.
Definitely. But because some are good at hiding their suicidal thoughts, they either do not give off red flags, or are able to hide (or minimize) those red flags from even those closest to them.
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Old 01-27-2015, 21:35   #6
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I worked a homicide with an agent from another agency years ago. Super nice guy, and very competent. A few months later, I read his obituary in the paper. Nobody at his agency wanted to talk about his death, but I later learned it was suicide. He seemed perfectly normal and happy when we worked together.
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