Police Suicides

In the above interview, Brian Ross interviews three persons — the head of the Police Executive Research Forum, a retired New York PD detective, and a researcher about police suicides.

It is a good overview about a growing problem. After all is said, leadership matters and I am reminded that good leadership is the business of growing and caring for the men and women you are privileged to lead.

I had a former partner take his life, another who drank himself to death. (Both were WW II and Korean War vets. Both may have suffered from what we know today as PTSD.) However, we worked in a culture where it was considered weak to have personal of family problems. That must change.