What a huge tragedy. A young father takes his life, leaving a wife and six
children and other family members devastated. This is perhaps even more tragic
in the fact that it happens at a time of year where families celebrate
Thanksgiving and the impending Christmas holiday. God bless this
young family. Let us hope that they find comfort through the Holy Ghost
performing one of his most important roles. My thoughts and prayers go out to
Police officer suicide rates are higher than the national average for the same
age group. Officers are concerned about their safety on the street, but more
police officers die from suicides than from on duty related deaths. It is a
serious problem that law enforcement fails to look at. Over 365 police officer
commit suicide every year in the United States. Less than 100 police officers
are killed in the line of duty during the same time period. Attempts to prevent
any law enforcement deaths should be supported. Recognizing that police officer
suicides are occurring substantially more often than any other cause, police
training in this area should be supported and funded. Stop worrying about the
bad guys and look inside.
Sad.Another life lost, another family needlessly
devastated.Somebody should have monitored his meds.
A tragedy for his family, but what a horrible thing to do at a school. There
are bound to be a lot of kids traumatized by having this happen at their school.
Eliyahu, As devastating as this is, the officer did NOT commit
suicide at the school; the article said that he,"took his own life Tuesday
morning in his home near Stansbury Park Elementary." I am pretty sure that
the SWAT team, and whoever else locked-down the schools, paraded around saying
that he took his life. Those who are responsible of the schools have a routine
when practicing lock-downs; they don't make it a big deal.
It is very sad that this gentlemen chose to end his life. It does speak volumes
about how messed up our society is when all of the schools in the area feel the
need to close and divert their students over one singular person killing himself
in his own house. I am sure all they knew was that there was some kind of
situation, but these days our first response has to be to jump to the ultimately
worst conclusion. Obviously the only person he was a threat to was himself in
this case. My condolences go out to his family and children.