KRDO reports that the death of a Teller County Colorado deputy may have been suicide. A 911 call from the deputy’s residence has the caller reporting that he had shot himself. The deputy’s name has not yet been identified publicly.
Although officer suicides are not typically considered line-of-duty deaths, there is no
denying the high rate of suicide among law enforcement. If you know a public safety employee who is experiencing depression or suicidal ideations, call Safe Call Now: www.safecallnow.org, 206-459-3020. All calls are confidential BY LAW. Lines are manned by public safety professionals 24 hours per day who will provide crisis intervention as well as long term involvement to help law enforcement recover from depression and substance abuse.
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Thanks to LET member D/S Nate Williams for alerting us to this situation.