Suicide leading cause of death among police officers, study says

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The leading killer of law enforcement officers is suicide.

There were approximately 102 law enforcement officers who committed suicide in 2015, according to a Badge of Life study reported by Officer.com.

Badge of Life studies revealed 126 officer suicides in 2012, 143 suicides in 2009 and 141 officer suicides in 2008.

The 2012 study was broken down further to show more in-depth information about why the number of suicides is so high, and what can be done to help prevent it from happening.

Source: http://www.ksat.com/news/suicide-leading-c...

Kenyon police chief shares struggle with PTSD

Lee Sjolander is the Kenyon police chief who is well-known for the police department's Facebook page which has more than 23,000 people following it. However, Sjolander decides to share with the Kenyon community about his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which he believes is not discussed enough in law enforcement, as well as there not being enough resources for public safety personnel to cope without facing scrutiny or possible job termination.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jls7Fien98...

LEAVING POLICE WORK - Who left who behind?

My role as a police officer changed when I became a mother in 2008. That was the beginning of the end of my career. That sounds negative on paper (or screen in this case), but honestly, it’s not. After giving life to my child (I’ll never let her forget it either *insert evil laugh*), I had a greater purpose. I had a really important reason to be cautious and the scales started to, ever so slightly, tilt towards the “no longer worth it” side.

Source: http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=...