suicide

Bradey Police Lt. Philip Trudeau, left, comforts Bourbonnais Police officer Andy Cox following a ceremonial procession for fallen Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021,  in Bourbonnais, Ill. Rittmanic died after a shooting at a Comfort Inn the night before. (Tiffany Blanchette/The Daily Journal via AP)

New database aims to get a better understanding of suicide within law enforcement

In today’s Federal Newscast, the FBI is shining a brighter light on the mental health of law enforcement officers.

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(Photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)A Soldier helps a fellow Soldier onto the rooftop of a building in order to provide protective overwatch for another element of their patrol in Afghanistan Jan. 29, 2012. Army senior leaders recently discussed the importance of suicide prevention and recognizing warning signs after the service reported an increase in suicides among active-duty Soldiers in 2020. (Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)

Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

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