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Two More Officers Who Responded to January 6 Capitol Insurrection Die by Suicide

HeadlineAug 03, 2021

A fourth Washington, D.C.-area police officer who responded to the violent January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has died by suicide. D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department says officer Gunther Hashida was found dead in his home last Thursday. The department also reported Officer Kyle DeFreytag was found dead on July 10th. Officers Howard Liebengood and Jeffrey Smith also took their own lives in the wake of the assault by a mob incited by then-President Trump. More than 100 officers were injured.

In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

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