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Cook County officer kills wife-commits suicide privateofficer.com

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  Cook County IL April 21 2014 A Cook County sheriff’s office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, were found dead about 5 a.m. inside their home […]

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Washington DC police officer found dead privateofficer.com

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  WASHINGTON DC April 20 2014 Police found the body of a D.C. officer in his apartment in SE, D.C. Saturday afternoon. Police said the body was found in an apartment located in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue in SE. Authorities would not release the name of the officer but said that […]

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Former AL. police officer commits suicide on Interstate 24 privateofficer.com

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  Marion County TN March 28 2014  The wanted man who authorities say killed himself Tuesday alongside Interstate 24 in Marion County, Tenn., was a former police officer who had been in trouble with the law before, Times Free Press archives show. Charles Keith Murphree, 44, committed suicide between the towns of Jasper and Kimball […]

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North Port police officer investigated for kidnapping commits suicide privateofficer.com

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North Port FL March 24 2014 A Florida police officer under investigation for sexual battery and kidnapping committed suicide on Thursday as deputies were on their way to arrest him. North Port officer Ricky Urbina, 44, was accused of handcuffing a woman at a party on March 2, taking her into a bedroom and sexually […]

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Dead border agent suspected in kidnapping privateofficer.com

  EL PASO, Texas March 15 2014 (AP) — The FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his South Texas home is responsible for the kidnapping and assault of three females who were in the country illegally, the agency said Thursday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents encountered an injured adult […]

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Fargo Police Lieutenant Kills Himself privateofficer.com

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Fargo ND March 13 2014 A devastating day for the Fargo Police Department after finding a fellow officer and friend dead. Lieutenant Jeff Skuza was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. “Today was a bad day for the police department and tomorrow won’t be easier,” Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes said. Nearly […]

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Johnstown police officer guilty of rape privateofficer.com

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  FONDA NY March 6 2014  — A city of Johnstown police officer admitted to a third-degree rape charge Tuesday and is expected to be sentenced to a year in jail, prosecutors said. Officer Adam Schwabrow, 32, of South Perry Street, also resigned from his job Tuesday as part of the plea to the Class E […]

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Crandall Texas police officer kills wife-commits suicide privateofficer.com

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Dallas TX Mar 1 2014 Dallas police confirmed Thursday that a Crandall police officer shot and killed his wife before killing himself. The bodies of Sgt. Nick Pitofsky and his wife, Vanessa, were found inside a home in the Cedars neighborhood Wednesday. According to the Dallas Police Department, a welfare check was requested at a […]

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Las Vegas police officer kills himself in casino parking garage privateofficer.com

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV Feb 24 2014 An off-duty Las Vegas police officer shot and killed himself in a North Las Vegas casino parking garage late Friday night. Byron Twigg, a 15-year veteran at LVMPD, shot and killed himself at 11 p.m. in the parking garage of the Fiesta Rancho Casino in North Las Vegas […]

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Morgan City Chief of Police Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot privateofficer.com

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BILOXI, MS Feb 2 2014 Biloxi police have confirmed that a Louisiana law enforcement official shot himself at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi Friday night. Biloxi police Sergeant Chris DeBack said officers responded to a reported shooting at the casino shortly after 11 p.m. Investigators discovered Morgan City Chief of Police, Travis A. Crouch, in […]

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Utah police officer kills kids, wife and mother in law before commiting suicide privateofficer.com

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  Spanish Fork Utah Jan 18 2014 A 34-year-old Utah police officer shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two young children and turned the gun on himself, authorities said Friday. Spanish Fork police said the five were found dead about 11 p.m. Thursday, when co-workers reported Joshua Boren didn’t show up for his night […]

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Washington DC police officer commited suicide privateofficer.com

  WASHINGTON DC Jan 10 2014 — District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a police officer who died after being charged with child pornography last month appears to have committed suicide. Lanier is discussing the arrests of Officers Marc Washington and Linwood Barnhill Jr. at a town hall-style meeting Thursday night. Washington’s body […]

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Police officer suicides rise in Canada privateofficer.com

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Canada Jan 5 2014 The public has always considered police and military personnel as heroes. Lately there has been a rise on heroes taking their own lives. Canada has seen more than its fair share of suicides among those who should be considered heroes, and there was another in that category just prior to Christmas. […]

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Miccosukees fire four tribal police officers; a fifth commits suicide privateofficer.com

  Miami FL Dec 25 2013 The troubled Miccosukee Indian police department has fired four officers, two years after a similar purge decimated the ranks of the West Miami-Dade law enforcement agency. Those fired last week: Marvin Gamarra, Brian Robbin, Lazaro Rodriguez and Carlos Ramos. The tribe gave no reason for the terminations, but Robbin […]

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NYPD officer commits suicide after shooting girlfriend privateofficer.com

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  New York NY Dec 23 2013 A 24-year-old off-duty NYPD cop shot at his girlfriend Friday in their Long  Island home, grazing her in the ankle, sources said, before fatally turning the  gun on himself . Officer Michael Williams, who joined the NYPD in July, was distraught that  his girlfriend, whom he had a […]

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Man Pulled from Water Believed to Be D.C. Cop privateofficer.com

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Washington DC Dec 11 2013 Sources tell News4 a man pulled from the water at Hains Point in Southwest D.C. Tuesday night is believed to be D.C. Police officer Marc Washington. U.S. Park Police responded to the area just before 9 p.m. for a missing man believed to be in the water. Sources say court […]

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Tooele County sheriff’s deputy takes his own life privateofficer.com

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SALT LAKE CITY UTAH Dec 8 2013— Brave. Strong. Courageous. They are words typically used when describing Utah’s men and women in blue. Not words like scared, depressed and sad. “Because we’re the warriors. Warriors don’t talk about things like mental health. It’s not something our culture is open to,” said Salt Lake Police Sgt. […]

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Baltimore cop raises awareness about police suicide privateofficer.com

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Baltimore MD Nov 17 2013 ABC2 Investigators took a look at a local organization claiming to be a nonprofit that raises money for the families of officers killed outside the line of duty. We had questions about the group, but we know the cause is very real, with experts sounding the alarm about the problem […]

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Phenix City police officer found dead privateofficer.com

  Phenix City AL Nov 17 2013 A police officer was found dead in a parking lot Sunday night. At 10 p.m. EST, emergency personnel responded to Carriage Hill Apartments in the 1800 block of Lakewood Drive regarding a shooting, according to Russell County Deputy Coroner Gilbert Kendrick. Kendrick said the officer, whose name was […]

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Columbus police officer commits suicide inside property room privateofficer.com

  Columbus OH Nov 14 2013 The Columbus police officer who committed suicide on Sunday in the Police Division’s property room was a 22-year veteran who worked in the crime scene search unit. Police said that Kevin D. Myers, 46, shot himself. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said yesterday afternoon that an autopsy hadn’t been […]

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