Full list of Suicide results
Dealing with an Officer in Crisis–
Millions of Americans suffer from mental health issues every year. Police officers and other first responders are not exempt from this reality. “A crisis can occur at any time and can include: receiving word of the death/unexpected death of a loved one, a line-of-duty death, peer suicide, a terminal diagnosis of one’s self or loved one, termination, indictment, investigation, arrest, etc.” Agencies prepare to deal with the citizen mental health emergency, but often fall short when addressing these issues within their ranks. Job cuts and dwindling budgets have left many agencies short-staffed. Officers will be exposed to greater rates of stress and trauma due to these shortfalls. Former police officer ad founder of the Blue Wall Institute where she trains first responders on numerous topics related to health and wellness, Olivia Johnson discusses issues on dealing with Officer Involved Crisis.
Suicide awareness in LE: Signs and observations–
John Avery details some of the warning signs of suicide and the support system cops in crisis need to stay safe.
Wis. Attorney General Schimel: The state is committed to officer wellness–
The deadly truth is: a police officer is far more likely to die of suicide, than homicide. The Wis. DOJ realizes this troubling reality, and we support Wisconsin’s law enforcement through a strong commitment to officer wellness – both in body and mind.
The No. 1 silent killer in law enforcement–
About 11 months ago, Michael McSellers didn't know if he would ever wear the uniform again. He had experienced trauma from things he had seen while wearing the uniform. After being away for six months, Michael strapped on his vest and promised from that day forward, he would bring awareness to the No. 1 silent killer of LEOs: PTSD.
Basic Negotiation Techniques for 911 Operators/Dispatch–
When it comes to crisis situations what dispatchers and 911 operators say, and how they say it, could significantly effect the outcome. Jan Dubina, retired after 30 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department, 21 years of which as part of the Negotiations Team, discusses the various types of incidents, what objects are for each, active listening skills, proper language to use and do’s and don’ts when communicating with a suspect.
California cop dedicated career to suicide prevention–
CHP Officer Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge for 23 years and encountered over 200 people 'over the rail' National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Texas cops hurt after suicidal man causes car to explode–
A man and two officers were injured Tuesday after the man intentionally set his car on fire.
Chemical Assisted Suicides–
A new trend in suicides, chemical assistance, is rising in popularity. This program explains the process of chemical suicide by mixing cheap and easily available chemicals in an enclosed space, its danger to police and the warning signs to look for. Suggestions are offered for response tactics and guidelines to keep law enforcement from being effected by the poisonous gas.
Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man–
37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter around the house.
Breaking the Silence: Preventing Suicide in Law Enforcement–
Video features police officers as they describe the challenges of the job and their personal experiences with suicide.
Md. trooper saves suicidal man seconds before jump–
Trooper arrived just in time to grab the man as he attempted to leap off the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge on Saturday.
NY cops subdue suicidal armed robber after gun jams–
As police approached, the man held the gun to his head before pointing it at officers
Ohio cop pulls suicidal man from freeway during traffic stop–
Patrolman Matt Beck had just pulled over the suspected drunk driver when the man bolted into traffic.
Texas cop rescues woman seconds before train hits them–
As the officer approached, the lights warning of an oncoming train activated — allowing him very little time to act.
Las Vegas police release cop killers' suicide–
Video captures Jerad and Amanda Miller in the final moments of their lives, as they lay barricaded on the floor of a Wal-Mart store Sunday.
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