Each year between 140-160 Police Officers in the United States are killed on duty; primarily from auto accidents, assaults and gunfire.
And each year almost twice that number of Police Officers lose their life to suicide.
Suicide is the number one killer of Law Enforcement Officers in the United States.
Each suicide victim leaves behind 6 immediate survivors
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.