More officers die from suicide than from
shootings and traffic accidents combined
As reported by Blue H.E.L.P. :
2016 police suicides: 140
2017 police suicides: 159
2018 police suicides: 160
C.O.P.S.S. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide CARE and SUPPORT for Law Enforcement Suicide Survivors and Suicide Prevention Training for Law Enforcement.
Care of Police Suicide Survivors is not a suicide hotline or crisis center. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please contact the National Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline number is Confidential, free and available 24/7. Their link is www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org which also has a chatline from 2:00 pm to 2:00 am.