Wyo. initiative seeks to reduce police suicides

In 2012, there were 129 LODD in the US, but also 126 officer suicides, says Badge of Life Program

By Kelsey Bray
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Area officials are hoping that new programs will encourage law enforcement officers to ask for help rather than committing suicide.

In 2012, there were 129 police officer line-of-duty fatalities in the U.S. In that same year, there were 126 police officer suicides, according to the Badge of Life Police Mental Health Program.

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