TULSA, Okla. April 10 2021 As of Wednesday, 38 law enforcement officers nationwide have committed suicide, according to the Tulsa Police Department Foundation.
Last year, there were 171 total reported officer suicides.
“So much more must be done to address this ongoing epidemic among our men and women in blue. Know yourself, acknowledge your needs, accept a helping hand when offered and ask for one when needed,” the Facebook post read.
The following options are available for anyone in need:
Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Crisis Text Line – Law enforcement text “BLUE” to 741741; all others text “TALK” to 741741
Emergencies – Call 911
Peer Support – Check with your department for services
COPLINE – Call 1-800-267-5463
Cop2Cop – Call 1-866-COP-2COP (1-866-267-2267)
An additional 94 officers have died in the line of duty this year alone, bringing the total loss of law enforcement lives to 132 for 2021.