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Suicide by Cop

The Suicide by Cop topic page offers news, expert opinion, and advice for dealing with the possible aftermath of the unique type of officer-involved shooting that occurs when a suspect deliberately provokes an officer to shoot.
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Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him - Full Story

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Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story

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NM man shot by police wanted 'suicide by cop'

The frantic, fast-moving lapel-camera video shows three officers firing what sounds like more than a dozen rounds at a man who was brandishing a metal brake pad and/or a knife at officers.

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Video: NM man shot by police wanted 'suicide by cop'

Prior calls made it clear the suspect wanted to commit suicide by police officer - Full Story

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Calif. officers shoot knife-wielding man in 'suicide by cop'

The death of the suspect was the first homicide on a train in the Regional Transit system's history - Full Story

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Audio: Man threatened to shoot citizens if 'suicide by cop' didn't happen

The recordings detail the response to a Wash. suspect's initial calls that he was seeking "suicide by cop" - Full Story

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Ohio officer cleared in 'suicide by cop' case

Sgt. Jeffrey Baker shot Julie Caudill, 43, in her Ponset Street home when she opened the door holding a handgun - Full Story

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Top 5 police videos of January

By PoliceOne Staff If January is any indication of how the rest of 2014 will be, then officers are in... - Full Story

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Can 'suicide prevention' stop mass shootings?

Can 'suicide prevention' stop mass shootings?

While searching for protective measures such as increased security, we may be overlooking the most significant way to prevent future incidents: suicide prevention. - Full Story



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