Police Suicide - Where is the Piper?

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The Disabled Police Officer
The Police Memorial - Where's the Rest of It?
2012 Police Suicides: the NSOPS Study
BADGE OF LIFE - TALKING TO THE SUICIDAL PERSON
Police Stress vs Trauma--a difference?
Does PTSD Cause Violence? from the Badge of Life
Compiling Police Suicide Data in a Complex Age
Police Suicide Stats and Chicken Little
Cumulative PTSD - a Silent Killer
A New Police Suicide Prevention Program for the 21st Century
Police Suicide, Just a Bad Choice?
Law Enforcement Alcoholics Anonymous
Aamodt & Stalnaker, Police Suicides and Cats in a Tree
Police Killings and Mental Health

Police Suicide, Where is the Piper?

 

Add your name to those who recognize that police work can lead to suicide.

Suicides "never happen" as a result of police work.  At least, that's what many chiefs of police say. 

 

In the United States, 125 - 150 police officers kill themselves each year--but never because of the job--say these chiefs.  Instead, they blame the officer for some personal defect or, if all else fails, they blame the spouse. 

 

Over the past three years, there were almost 450 police suicides, total.  Not a single one was attributed to the stress and trauma of the job, yet we are seeing more and more cases in which officers have been traumatized during their heroic deed and then fallen victim to PTSD and suicide.

 

In lectures and interviews across the country, there is talk about how "stressful" police work is. 

 

But can the horrors and nightmares of police work, the terrors of near-death experiences over ten, 20 or 30 years lead some officers to suicide?  Research says, "Yes"  but those in charge say, "No."  No one is suggesting that all police suicides are work related--of course not.  But, over and over, we see cases in which officers have performed heroic acts and then committed suicide because of the trauma received from those very same actions. 

 

In some ways," wrote one expert, "a cop's work may be even more traumatic than that of a soldier sent into a war zone.  The police officer's job, over many years, exposes and re-exposes them to traumatic events that would make anybody recoil in horror.”

 

This is not a time to hide behind excuses like, "But the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) doesn't pay out for suicides." We need to stand up and speak for what is right.  Even if the government refuses to pay the rightful benefits, we must begin, today, honoring our fallen officers.  

 

Let us begin here. 

 

We need to care about our officers and their families.  Not just say we do.  Start by adding your name below to show you recognize that police work CAN lead to suicide.  It's as easy as an e-mail to badgeoflife@gmail.com

 

In time, through our combined voices, we hope to make a difference.  Currently, the words on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall ring hollow: "It is not how they died that made them heroes--it is how they lived." 

 

If those words are true, then many more police heroes should be on that memorial wall.

 

Join us in sending a message by adding your name to this list of "pipers."  Just let us know at badgeoflife@gmail.com.

 

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Join our growing band of pipers

We bear witness to the fact that police work can lead to suicide.

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

                --Martin Luther King, Jr.         

Anne Bisek, Psy.D., Psychologist

Cindy Goss, Catch A Falling Star Law Enforcement Assistance Program

Ed O'Hagan, Educator

Mark Giuliano, LMSW

Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Deputy Chairman, Badge of Life, www.drlevenson.com

Janice McCarthy, police suicide survivor

Erin Remillard, RN

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"I think there is a special place in heaven for those officers who have committed suicide. A place close to God's heart and under his arm. A place to heal their hearts and souls and to rest a while from the tragedy and sorrow they endured. And I truly think they are in heaven with full honors and respect and peace at last. May they rest in God's arms, they have earned it."

--A Piper  

Allen R. Kates, Author, CopShock

Jason Louis, Butte County CA Sheriffs K-9

J. K. Mehtani, MD, Psychiatrist, Fair Oaks Psychiatric Associates

John Warren, Bn Chief, San Mateo Fire Dept and Chair, San Mateo County CISM Team

Cynthia Stachowski, Ret. Greensboro NC Police Dept

Debbie Martin, Survivor / Steve Martin 10-30-2005 LEO

Daniel Cameron, Ret. California Highway Patrol

Richard Augusta, Ret. California Highway Patrol

Brian Whitley - Marriage & Family Therapist, Police and Fire Counseling  

P. T. Reilly, TX, Retired State Police

Police suicide is a line-of-duty death, and the officer must be respected and honored in the same way as those who die as a result of combat or accidents. After interviewing hundreds of police officers for my book CopShock, most of whom admitted to suicidal thoughts and some attempts, I have become enlightened. My hope is that all police chiefs and other administrators will finally recognize the obvious—trauma suffered on the job may lead to suicide.

 

Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR

Author of “CopShock, Second Edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”.

Please go to: www.CopShock.com.

 

Allen R. Kates, Author, CopShock

 

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Jeff Shannon, Marriage and Family Therapist

Janet Mentink, RN, FNP, PhD, University of California at Davis

Ron Clark, RN, MS, Sergeant (Ret.), Connecticut State Police, in memory of Trooper Ed Tuttle, CT State Police

California Peer Support Association (CPSA)

PoliceWives.org

Sandra Spruiell, #2854, Ret. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Walt Narr, Ret. Captain, Davis Police Department, and Survivor of law enforcement suicide

Leona Narr

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Aaron Gilliland

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California Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Gilliland was presented the California Medal of Valor after suffering burns and breaking his back rescuing two people from a burning car.  After lengthy struggles that arose after the incident and injury, Aaron Gilliland took his own life in 2009.

 

Aaron's heroism and Medal of Valor seemed of little account to the California Highway Patrol as he was buried.  "It's not how you live that makes you a hero," they seemed to say, "it's how you die."  

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Helen Ramirez, Emergency Room Tech

Marsha Burke

Donna G. Schulz, LODS Survivor, Bruce Schulz, FBI Special Agent, 2/12/49 - 03/08/1995

Andy O'Hara, Sergeant (Ret.) California Highway Patrol - PTSD and near-suicide survivor, in memory of Aaron Gilliland (California Highway Patrol), Sgt Eddie Adamson, and the many other brave heroes listed on this page.

Sergeant J.B. Brafford, Patrol Field Commander, UNC Charlotte Police,NC

Kathy Rillo, survivor of law enforcement suicide 2009

Richard Isaacs, retired officer

Desi Blondeel-Timmerman, in Memory of EDSO Deputy Melissa A. Meekma - EOW 12-09-2008

Gary Bush, instructor and retired police officer

Julie Love

David Black, Ph.D., Arden Psychological Services

Jason Blessing

(Chaplain) John Michael Regan, US Customs and Border Protection

Ron Clark, M.D., FACEP, Author, Surviving the Emergency Room

Field Operations Academy, Peer Support Program Manager, US Customs Service Port Director, Retired

Kim Stone

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Eddie Adamson

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In 1980, Toronto Police Officer Edward Adamson was forced to wait outside the door as heavily armed gunmen allowed another officer, pleading for his life, to bleed to death.  The ensuing shootout in which he was involved added to the nightmares he had until he could stand it no more and took his own life in 2005.

 

Sergeant  Adamson's death was ruled "in the line of duty" death by the workmans' compensation board. In spite of pleas from officers and the community, year after year, the police department refuses to follow the board's decision and honor Sgt. Adamson's death as "In the line of duty." 

 

Read more at The tragedy of Segeant Edward Adamson

 

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Linda Adamson, wife of the late Sergeant Edward Adamson of the Toronto Police Department, who lost his life to suicide after severe PTSD suffered in his heroic efforts to rescue a dying comrade.

Julie Adamson, Police Officer and daughter of the late Sergeant Edward Adamson, a hero and victim of line of duty suicide.

Jane L Combs, survivor of suicide

John Morgan, a good friend of Sergeant Edward Adamson--"in support of Ed and all officers who have succumbed to PTSD."

Grace Rogers, Ph.D., Psychologist

Theresa Harmon

THE TEMA CONTER MEMORIAL TRUST

Bruce C. Kruger, Detective Inspector, (retired), Ontario Provincial Police

Becky Seivwright

Jason Barkess, Cpl, Warren Co SD

Senior Police Officer Roger Roseberry

Valerie Tanguay, Sheriff's Captain

George M. Wawrykow, Ph.D., ABPP

Christian Child, Couples & Family Clinical Psychologist

Callie Chung

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I am a retired Police Sergeant and served for over 25 years.  I met and married my husband, also an officer, and we had 2 beautiful children.  When they were still little, my husband was working traffic and made a car stop.  The end result was that the driver sped off with my husband hanging on to the window of the car for dear life. The driver grabbed his sawed off shotgun and my husband put all 6 rounds from his service revolver into the young man's chest as the vehicle was still speeding down the road.  

 

My husband was always haunted by the look of that man filled with hatred, even with his heart splattered all over the windshield.  My husband had no choice but to let go of the car and drop to the ground.  The car ran over him and crushed both of his knee caps.  That was the beginning of the end.  He suffered PTSD, which was not diagnosed until after his death.

I fought the retirement board for MANY years to change my husband's death to an Industrial Death.  They voted against me, even though a Workman's Comp. judge ruled it as an industrial death.  I took it to Superior Court and the judge ordered the police department to change it to a work related death. My husband died on New Year's Day.  (Name Withheld)

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John Jupin , MPA, Retired federal special agent (USDOL-OIG) and

Criminal Justice Instructor, Lanier Technical College

 

Nena Stillwell

 

Eva Tak, Ret. Lt. Richmond PD, Marriage & Family Counselor

Martin Lee, Deputy

Jerry Fleming  Retired Clarkstown Police Department

Liane Spong Ontario Provincial Police Supervisor

Richard Gentry, Police Lieutenant, Criminal Investigtions

Fred Riddle

Jeff Dill, Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, LLC

Tim Cook, LCPC Roselle IL Police Department

Inspector John Hagen, Milwaukee, WI PD

 

Mark Kamena, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist  

Clinical Director, First Responder Support Network, Inc.  

Chair, California Psychological Association Division of Clinical and Professional Practice, Division 1
 

Senior Police Officer Roger Roseberry

 

Constable Wynford Austin, Bermuda Police CISM Team Coordinator

Occupational Chaplains of America

J. Mark Hall, Ph.D, Psychologist

Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE) Inc.

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Cathey Solo, surviving spouse of Gregory Allen Dixon, California Highway Patrol 7/15/1967 - 11/9/2006, and Richard Dixon, surviving brother.  "It is not how they died that made them heroes--it is how they lived."

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Ray Sanchez, Police Officer

George Nielson, Chief, Placerville Police Department

Retired Peace Officers Association of California (RPOAC)

Greg Garrett, Retired Police Lieutenant

Randy Keenan, Sergeant (Ret.) Alameda, CA PD

Law Enforcement Mental Health Alliance (LEMHA)

Kay Emerson

Catherine Leon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Fair Oaks Psychiatric Associates

Badge of Life Police Suicide Prevention Program

Alysa Cole ~ Officer's Wife~ Southern California

Vina Stephens (Former Police Officer) BA and MS Criminal Justice

Patricia Koh, Boulder Police Department, in honor of her beloved companion, Darrell K. Honza, 11-2-1955 to 10-21-2010, Scott County S.O., Shakopee, Minnesota.

Officer Mike Huwer MTPD (Ret), in memory of Officers Kent Biggs and Nick Foote, both MTPD.


Clinton Watkins

Jerry and Shirley Watkins, in memory of Detective Clinton G. Watkins.  "Always just a breath away, one beat of my heart."

James W. Warriner, MC, NCC, LAC
Lieutenant, retired AZ DPS
President, Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors
(a 501c3 organization)
Surviving Co-Worker 1979 - 2009

Peter Platt, Ottawa Police officer (retired) Veterans Affairs, Canada – OSSIS Peer Helper. Disabilities Advisor, Assistance Dogs Division - Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Dr. Carl James Alaimo Sr.

 

Isabella DiGiordano, Federal Agent

Administrator of  True Blue Warriors: Supporter of Badge of Life

Katie Lincoln
Please Help Missing Children

Shane Carder

Detective Todd Lemmon, Peer Support Coordinator

EAP/CISM Unit, Sheriffs Office, Jacksonville, FL

 

Mel Callander, Corporal (ret., 35 years service),  Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

 

Terry Johnson, Police Officer (31 years) Arizona Department of Public Safety


:t. Michael Pigott

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Out-of-control police administrators drove the heroic veteran NYPD lieutenant Michael Pigott to his death. Said his wife, "They ripped his heart out." No one questions that this was a line of duty death. Will the name of this hero be inscribed on any memorial walls—anywhere? 

Read NYPD police suicide Michael Pigott.

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Robert Pigott, brother of NYPD ESU Michael Pigott

 

Peggy Spencer, school principal and cousin of Lt. Michael Pigott

 

Timothy A. Siar, Jr

 

Chris Mazzeo

 

Randy Wiessinger, Deputy Sheriff, Dane County Sheriff’s Office – Madison, WI, Honor Guard Coordinator

 

Tami Hodges, CEAP, President, Public Safety EAP

Mary-Lou Senior Constable Keating, New South Wales Police

Force Highway Patrol

 

Gerald J LeFevre, Patrol Sergeant and Chaplain, Surry County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Edward Rostine, patrol officer (ret.), McPherson Police Department, McPherson Kansas (USA)

 

MCO William Porter, Orange County Corrections, Training and Staff Development

Miriam Delgado, Police Officer, Stamford Connecticut

Sergeant Steve Hunt, Patrol Division, Idaho Falls Police Department

Lisa Houle, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Kirk Kettridge

Sgt. (Rev.) Jarvis C.. Burlingame, Troy PA police, 39 years service and former Chief of Police

Beth Novotny, in memory of Detective Benjamin Novotny, of the Eastham, MA police

Sgt T.A. Billingsly, Current Deputy Sheriff and retired police officer suicide survivor.

Bill Truesdell, SPHR, publisher Managing Police Stress and Soldier of the City

Francis M Doig, NYPD (Ret.), National Police Suicide Foundation,
Ordained Pastor and Crisis Chaplain (available for NY service)

Thomas Andrews - Inspector (retired)

 

Debborah Reid, Retired Police Sergeant

 

Detective Joanne Waite #548, York Regional Police, Crimes Against Children Unit

 

Katherine Closs - with thanks.

 

Ed Ciolkosz, Criminal Justice Instructor/Police Suicide Awareness Trainer

 

Brian Cahill, in memory of his son, Officer John Cahill

 

Sgt Nancy Csabanyi #1594, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, In Memory of all who felt the need to stop the pain.

 

Amber Frank, community worker, suicide prevention 

 

Constable Kirsti K. Haaka #416, Hamilton Police Service, Ontario, Canada – “In Life, Not Death.”

Brooke Huber, MSN, ANP-BC 

 

Josť Kirchner 

 

Michael Apodaca, Sergeant II, Los Angeles Police Department Retired
President, Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes And Drums

Detective Al Sheppard (Ret), NYCPD-Major Case Squad

Doug Kavanagh, Constable #3704, Toronto Police Service. In honour of S/Sgt Eddie Adamson. I have not forgotten. 

 

Retired Maryland State Trooper Tfc. Haines and wife Jessica Haines. We vow to dedicate our lives to speaking out for law enforcement PTSD.

Cpl. Julia Gilroy, MCPD, Rockville, MD

Rarchael Guarnieri, police officer and in honor of a lost comrade.

Ivie M. Nance

Deb Phillips, Survivor of a law enforcement suicide, ret. Placer County Sheriff, Calif.

Cathie Coombs

Dave Laveck, Chief of Police (ret.)

Ret.Cpl.Lance Red Hawk Shauger, SRT/SWAT Officer.

Sgt. Edward Pallas, Montgomery County Police

Lt. Don Rasmuson, Supervisor, UND Police Dept, Grand Forks, ND

John E.Parker, Sr. Retired with  28 yrs. of proud service.  Davis Police Dept. CA.

r.i.p. --  kenny hamilton, d/sgt 500, scpd(ny).

Lt. Patrick Haran (ret) a multiple survivor of suicide.  In  memory of my life long friend and brother officer William "Billy" Duggan Badge#19, Westford Ma. P.D.  July 1st, 1953 - lost to suicide May 15th, 2008.
"May you be forever young."

Wallace Lathrop

Peter J. Cunningham, in memory of Eddy Adamson

Rod, Dela and Scarlett Anderson

  

Sherry C. Baldwin, PhD, LPC, CTS, B.C.E.T.S.

Human Service Support Team, Buncombe County, NC, Sheriff’s Office

In memory of Captain Dan Summey, Hendersonville Police Department

 

Ellen Marshall, Ph.D.

Owens Campus Criminal Justice Technology,

Georgetown, DE

 

Rhonda  Summey Blankenship, in memory of her brother, Captain Dan Summey, Hendersonville Police Department.

 

Margaret Cagle,  "In memory of Capt. Dan Summey, Hendersonville, N.C. Police Dept.”

Angela Garcia-Saunier

David O’Laughlin, Municipal Police Institute, Inc.

 

Chrissy DiPietro-Sokol in memory of Philadelphia Officer Christopher DiPietro

 

Phyllis De Falco Kentleton, Friends of Police and First Responders

 

Dr. Jason Carey 

 

Brenda Marasse, OPP/911 Dispatcher

Deborah Louise Ortiz - wife of a retired state trooper suffering with PTSD and producer of the documentary CODE 9 - OFFICER NEEDS ASSISTANCE, a documentary made in memory of the officers who have lost their lives.

 

 

Cpl. Matthew W. Williams, Erie Police Department

 

Erin Inskip, Ret. Marin Co. Sheriff's Dept.

 

Bob Cubby 

 

Peggy Sweeney, Founder/President

The Sweeney Alliance, author: the Grieving Behind the Badge program 

 

Nancy Ricks, in memory of my brother, Officer Sonny Ricks 

Deborah Whetton 

Mary Mellor

Detective Sgt. James T. Harris, in memory of my father, Mark Harris, a police officer.

William Hugh, in honor of my grandfather

 

Heather Duncan, resigned OPP constable

Samuel Lopez, Crisis Negotiator/Patrol Officer, Des Plaines (IL) Police Dept.

 

Basil Rigas Illinois, in memory of TC.

Sgt. Mark DiBona Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Sanford, FL. Patrol Division and Academy Instructor. Attempted Police suicide survivor, in memory of my two Law Enforcement friends Thomas McCall and Patrick Dwyer.

 

Lawrence Michael Moore (LaMor),  Deputy United States Marshal, Retired (disability retirement).

 

Det./Sgt. Ron Holmes (Retired) HCSD - Indiana

 

Sgt. T. "Jake" Jones, Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Cleveland, Ohio.


Det. Gibson

Sgt. Christian Dobratz, M.A. (Ret. Medically), Hutchinson Police Services, MN., Professor of LE at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Sylvia Shirikian, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Leo J Rabago, www.anxietybehindthebadge.com

 

Sylvio (Syd) A Gravel, Staff Sergeant (ret’d.), M.O.M., www.56secondsbook.com and www.workplacediversitymanagement.com

 

Detective #3995 David Bailey of the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Alberta , Canada.

 

Vincent Gibson, In Loving Memory of Detective Joseph Gibson Badge # 8105 Philadelphia Police Department

 

Retired MS Bureau of Narcotics Agent Geoffrey Still

 

Rebecca L. Gentry, Texas Dept. Of Public Safety

 

Harry Keith Mullinax, Corrections Officer, Delaware Dept of Corrections

Lee Ann Jordan, In loving memory of our HERO, Jason Jordan - Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Lori Gill, Certified Trauma Specialist, and Chair of the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition www.CreativeCounsellingApproaches.org

Sgt. Robert R. McCall, sufferer severe cumulative PTSD, 27 years law enforcement

Chris Ciesla, Peer Contact Western New York Police Helpline

William Sutherland

 

Meghan Floirendo

 

Joy McLaughlin

Todd Ryan

 

Greg Dewitt

 

Linda Manning, RN, CRNI

 

Etta Moseley 

Deputy Sandy Ruiz-Kolb, Tom Green County Sheriff Office, San Angelo, Texas

 

Deputy Robert Perryman (RET), Badge 109

Jack F. Blanchard, California Highway Patrol # 4607 ( retired )

 

Officer Sandy NeSmith, Aiken Public Safety; in honor of Aiken County Sheriff's Investigator Barbara D. Wingate.  You are never forgotten.

Richard W. Melby, Deputy (ret.), Solano County Sheriff, Fairfield CA.

 

Carolyn Glock

 

Mark Kamena, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology, Clinical Director, First Responder Support Network, Inc., President, California Psychological Association

 

Robert Wilcox

 

Kathy T. Smith, in honor of ATSAIC Christopher Smith, NC Highway Patrol, US Secret Service

 

Sgt. Lisa S Satcher, Gainesville Police Department, FL

 

Gregg Mulroy 

 

Deborah C. Moore, Ph.D., LMFT. Lieutenant, NYPD (ret), author of "Who Helps The Helper...? Proven Stress Management Techniques for Law Enforcement Officers."  http://www.drdebimoore.org/

 

Charles Smith, Commander, Tennessee Valley Authority Police,(Retired 2004) 

 

Lt. William Gordon, MS  PTSD Survivor 

Kristen Ransbottom 

Patricia I. Nolan, 2305, Sheriff's Deputy, Crisis Intervention Team Member, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Chattanooga Tennessee

 

Sgt. TR (Tom) Gallemore, Specialized Patrol, Emergency Response Team Leader, Virginia Tech Police Department

 

Sgt. Tim Dowdy – Indianapolis Police; CIT Officer; missing my friend Jason Jordan

Richard Hamilton, RCMP retired, President - Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Quinte Chapter Xlll

 

Peggy W. Koepke, R.N., M.F.T., retired

 

Colleen Sanchez, in memory of Officer Ryan Healy, Chicago Police Department

Mike Quinn, author of "Walking with the Devil: The Police Code of Silence"

Daniel Jenkins, Sacramento Law Enforcement Community Chaplain

Lisa O'Hara, Outreach Chaplain, Law Enforcement Chaplaincy - Sacramento

Rick Romaniuk, Senior Police Constable, Orangeville Police Service, Ontario

Daniel T. Butler, FTO Patrol Officer (Industrial Ret. after 25 Yrs. with PTSD) State of Calif. for the Office of Protective Services.

Charlotte M. Banish mother of Lt. Joseph J. Banish, NYState Police April 1, 2008

 

Kent LaVelle, in memory of my son, police officer Brett S LaVelle (death by suicide August 15, 2012, age 23)

 

Craig Meyer, Ret, SLCO SD. , in memory of K. Eyre, B. Forbes & S. Crawford.  Brothers and wingmen.

Cpl. Trent Sobolewski,  Lufkin PD


Officer Paul S. Buchanan

Trish, Jared, Benjamin and Frosty Buchanan in memory of Officer Paul Buchanan, East Hartford Police Department

Charles F. Brogan, Warren County Sheriff's Office

Jaan Schaer, Retired Manager EFAP Toronto Police Service 


Carrie Hemiller, Social Worker, in memory of all those who couldn't handle their pain any longer.


Gina McCoy, in loving memory of my beloved Sgt Matthew L. Meyers, Everett Police Department, Everett, Washington


William Bromilow – Retired Ontario Provincial Police Officer, Ontario Canada.

Patrick Michael Pigott Jr

Scott W. Beach, MS, RN – Psychiatric Crisis Nurse, Juvenile Officer (ret.), NY

Kurt L. Mahnke, MA, MDiv, LCSW, http://kurtmahnke.com/ 

Joe and Dolores Wilson, in memory and honor of our son, Lt. Jeff Wilson

J. A. Alex "The Padre" Gonzalez, California Highway Patrol, #10817, Sergeant and Chaplain-Retired, currently Senior Chaplain for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen

Corporal Dave Shultz, Denver Police Dept., Denver International Airport


Floyd Bennet Field, in memory of Michael W. Pigott

Lt. Dave Wilson in memory of my brother Lt. Jeff Wilson

John Mahnke

Eddie Adamson, Chief of Police, Chickasha OK

Charles J Stecker Jr

Tammy Castagna, Dispatcher East Hartford Police Department Connecticut, in memory of one of the best officers of our department Paul Buchanan #208 (http://southwindsor.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/south-windsor-s-paul-buchanan-remembered-as-dedicated1aa8c587f4)

P.O. Orlando Fonseca, MA, Performance Management Section, Human Resources Division, Chicago Police Department.  In Memory of P.O. Kristy Wilkerson and P.O. Ryan Healy.

Pete Brunelle

Lt. G.M. Genes, Ret., Past President of the New Jersey Police Honor Legion, Vice-Pres. of the N.J./N.Y. Detectives  Crime Clinic, Former Vice-Pres. N.J.P.B.A. S.O.A. #109A, Former State Delegate N.J.P.B.A. #109

Tracy Gordon, in honor of Lt. Darrell W. Gordon, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lawrence "Skip" McDowell, Deputy Sheriff (disability retired).

Det. Sgt. Anita Seamans, Live Oak Police Department in memory of Det. Sgt. Russell Maxwell, end of watch April 6, 2011

Mike Ouellette,(Sgt. ret. RCMP)
ASIST-Coaching Trainer for LIVINGWORKS Ed.
supporting suicide safer communities
Critical Incident Stress Management-
 trainer - RCMP / ICISF

Sgt. Charles E. Inman, Jr., Greencastle Police Department, Area 30 Career Center Law Enforcement, Greencastle, Indiana

 

Michael Goodwin, Concord Police Department, CA

 

Gary S. Roosa, Legal Advisor, Waterbury Police Department, CT


Detective Linda Parrott (ret), EMPD, California,

To honor several friends who felt suicide was the answer. Things must change.

Officer Brian A. Steel, Columbus OH Division of Police Officer Support Team Member

Steven Woodford

Retired Sgt Melvin Williams, Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite, TX

Cynthia M. Bugno

Ellen Crouse, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Memphis VAMC

Judy Tiktinsky, PhD, LCSW

Terry Morphy

James Caliendo (ret) Plainville IL Police Department

Marla Friedman Psy.D., P.C. Licensed Psychologist, Co-Chair Police Psychological Services Section, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police


Gina McCoy, in loving memory of my beloved Sgt Matthew L. Meyers, Everett Police Department, Everett, Washington


William Bromilow – Retired Ontario Provincial Police Officer, Ontario Canada.

Patrick Michael Pigott Jr

Scott W. Beach, MS, RN – Psychiatric Crisis Nurse, Juvenile Officer (ret.), NY

Kurt L. Mahnke, MA, MDiv, LCSW, http://kurtmahnke.com/ 

Joe and Dolores Wilson, in memory and honor of our son, Lt. Jeff Wilson

J. A. Alex "The Padre" Gonzalez, California Highway Patrol, #10817, Sergeant and Chaplain-Retired, currently Senior Chaplain for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen





Corporal Dave Shultz, Denver Police Dept., Denver International Airport


Floyd Bennet Field, in memory of Michael W. Pigott

Lt. Dave Wilson in memory of my brother Lt. Jeff Wilson

John Mahnke

Eddie Adamson, Chief of Police, Chickasha OK

Charles J Stecker Jr

Tammy Castagna, Dispatcher East Hartford Police Department Connecticut, in memory of one of the best officers of our department Paul Buchanan #208 (http://southwindsor.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/south-windsor-s-paul-buchanan-remembered-as-dedicated1aa8c587f4)

P.O. Orlando Fonseca, MA, Performance Management Section, Human Resources Division, Chicago Police Department.  In Memory of P.O. Kristy Wilkerson and P.O. Ryan Healy.



Pete Brunelle

Lt. G.M. Genes, Ret., Past President of the New Jersey Police Honor Legion, Vice-Pres. of the N.J./N.Y. Detectives  Crime Clinic, Former Vice-Pres. N.J.P.B.A. S.O.A. #109A, Former State Delegate N.J.P.B.A. #109

Tracy Gordon, in honor of Lt. Darrell W. Gordon, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lawrence "Skip" McDowell, Deputy Sheriff (disability retired).

Det. Sgt. Anita Seamans, Live Oak Police Department in memory of Det. Sgt. Russell Maxwell, end of watch April 6, 2011

Mike Ouellette,(Sgt. ret. RCMP)
ASIST-Coaching Trainer for LIVINGWORKS Ed.
supporting suicide safer communities
Critical Incident Stress Management-
 trainer - RCMP / ICISF

Sgt. Charles E. Inman, Jr., Greencastle Police Department, Area 30 Career Center Law Enforcement, Greencastle, Indiana

 

Michael Goodwin, Concord Police Department, CA

 

Gary S. Roosa, Legal Advisor, Waterbury Police Department, CT


Detective Linda Parrott (ret), EMPD, California,

To honor several friends who felt suicide was the answer. Things must change.

Officer Brian A. Steel, Columbus OH Division of Police Officer Support Team Member

Steven Woodford

Retired Sgt Melvin Williams, Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite, TX

Cynthia M. Bugno

Ellen Crouse, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Memphis VAMC

Judy Tiktinsky, PhD, LCSW

Terry Morphy

James Caliendo (ret) Plainville IL Police Department

Marla Friedman Psy.D., P.C. Licensed Psychologist, Co-Chair Police Psychological Services Section, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police


Gina McCoy, in loving memory of my beloved Sgt Matthew L. Meyers, Everett WA Police Department.





 

William Bromilow – Retired Ontario Provincial Police Officer, Ontario Canada.

Patrick Michael Pigott Jr

Scott W. Beach, MS, RN – Psychiatric Crisis Nurse, Juvenile Officer (ret.), NY

Kurt L. Mahnke, MA, MDiv, LCSW, http://kurtmahnke.com/ 

Joe and Dolores Wilson, in memory and honor of our son, Lt. Jeff Wilson

J. A. Alex "The Padre" Gonzalez, California Highway Patrol, #10817, Sergeant and Chaplain-Retired, currently Senior Chaplain for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen

Corporal Dave Shultz, Denver Police Dept., Denver International Airport


Floyd Bennet Field, in memory of Michael W. Pigott

Lt. Dave Wilson in memory of my brother Lt. Jeff Wilson

John Mahnke

Eddie Adamson, Chief of Police, Chickasha OK

Charles J Stecker Jr

Tammy Castagna, Dispatcher East Hartford Police Department Connecticut, in memory of one of the best officers of our department Paul Buchanan #208 (http://southwindsor.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/south-windsor-s-paul-buchanan-remembered-as-dedicated1aa8c587f4)

P.O. Orlando Fonseca, MA, Performance Management Section, Human Resources Division, Chicago Police Department.  In Memory of P.O. Kristy Wilkerson and P.O. Ryan Healy.

Pete Brunelle

Lt. G.M. Genes, Ret., Past President of the New Jersey Police Honor Legion, Vice-Pres. of the N.J./N.Y. Detectives  Crime Clinic, Former Vice-Pres. N.J.P.B.A. S.O.A. #109A, Former State Delegate N.J.P.B.A. #109

Tracy Gordon, in honor of Lt. Darrell W. Gordon, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lawrence "Skip" McDowell, Deputy Sheriff (disability retired).

Det. Sgt. Anita Seamans, Live Oak Police Department in memory of Det. Sgt. Russell Maxwell, end of watch April 6, 2011

Mike Ouellette,(Sgt. ret. RCMP)
ASIST-Coaching Trainer for LIVINGWORKS Ed.
supporting suicide safer communities
Critical Incident Stress Management-
 trainer - RCMP / ICISF

Sgt. Charles E. Inman, Jr., Greencastle Police Department, Area 30 Career Center Law Enforcement, Greencastle, Indiana

 

Michael Goodwin, Concord Police Department, CA

 

Gary S. Roosa, Legal Advisor, Waterbury Police Department, CT


Detective Linda Parrott (ret), EMPD, California,

To honor several friends who felt suicide was the answer. Things must change.

Officer Brian A. Steel, Columbus OH Division of Police Officer Support Team Member

Steven Woodford

Retired Sgt Melvin Williams, Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite, TX

Cynthia M. Bugno

Ellen Crouse, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Memphis VAMC

Judy Tiktinsky, PhD, LCSW

Terry Morphy

James Caliendo (ret) Plainville IL Police Department

Marla Friedman Psy.D., P.C. Licensed Psychologist, Co-Chair Police Psychological Services Section, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

Gina McCoy, in loving memory of my beloved Sgt Matthew L. Meyers, Everett WA Police Department.


Ed McDermott


Senior Lieutenant John W. Treadwell, Newcastle County Police, Delaware


Corporal James Schassler, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery Alabama  in honor of my best friend Lieutenant William R. Thomas, City of Fairfax Police Department, Fairfax Virginia.


Chuck Gassert, in gratitude for Bret LaVelle.
















































































































































































































































































































 








































 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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