07/25/2007

For police, suicides all too common

By Gary A. Harki
Charleston Gazette
Related: The Suicidal Officer: Confronting our brothers and sisters

WEST VIRGINIA The suicide of West Virginia State Police Cpl. Marlo Gonzales is one of more than 1,300 law enforcement officer suicides since 2004, according to statistics by the National Police Suicide Foundation.

Gonzales shot himself with his service weapon inside his cruiser about 9 p.m. Wednesday. He was parked outside his father-in-law's house in Hurricane near Sycamore Road.

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