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Addressing Mental Wellness and Police Suicides: A Lifelong Commitment

By Leischen Stelter

A new report issued in January found that suicide was once again the leading cause of police deaths in 2012. However, the good news is that police suicides fell considerably in 2012.

The National Study of Police Suicides (NSOPS) reported that 126 police officers were killed by their own hand, down 14 percent from 143 suicides in 2009 (the last time this survey was conducted).