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Police suicide is the toll of unaddressed post-traumatic stress

The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer who took his or her own life.

Three police suicides are listed for February 11, the day that the Kansas City Police Department announced the death of an officer who had shot himself in a church parking lot several days prior. The 10-year veteran had been put on life support until his organs could be used to aid ill

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