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East Hartford officer dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Source: CT Now


March 13, 2013


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    Tysyty

    over 1 year ago

    1146 Comments

    RIP

  • shadow_officer

    over 1 year ago

    8572 Comments

    Even strong officers have a moment of weakness....we need to be able to see the signs and help our brothers and sisters who need it...RIP

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    In my first twenty five year leo stint two officers ate their gun and two gassed themselves.One was in my crew and one,I broke in.There were no outward indicators and none of them sought assistance.I fear that males in this occupation don't believe that it is manly to seek help.It is a problem which needs to be addressed.

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    cops1521

    over 1 year ago

    1006 Comments

    Suicide in Law Enforcement per year is at least three times higher than line of duty deaths. Just as we work hard at reducing LODD, we MUST work at reducing the suicides. PTSD is prevelant in Law Enforcement not necessarily from one incident but the cumulative. I have friends who have PTSD and fortunatelt sought help and are doing better. I lost one friend to suicide and I will do everything I can to not lose another friend or even stranger.

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    darsavmo

    over 1 year ago

    11356 Comments

    RIP. Another example why we need to find ways for our brothers and sisters to be able to seek help in times of need w/o jeopardizing one's career...

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    Whalewatcher

    over 1 year ago

    11220 Comments

    Very sad, indeed. RIP Officer Buchanon

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    LanaNJ

    over 1 year ago

    6962 Comments

    Sad, my thoughts and prayers are with the Officers family friends and coworkers. My hope is that people reach out to one another from time to time to see how their friends and family are fairing. The strongest people are the ones that never ask for help, it usually seems it's a thing that has to be inquired by a friend as I'm sure many will just say, "No, I'm fine". Again, sad.

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    AKangel

    over 1 year ago

    4972 Comments

    RIP Officer Paul Buchanan, Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, dept, it's never easy.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 1 year ago

    50920 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the East Hartford PD.

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    mmmm

    over 1 year ago

    550 Comments

    RIP Brother.

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    MarlyB

    over 1 year ago

    5044 Comments

    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of dear Officer Paul Buchanan.

    Dennis, I did not know you had to go through the loss of two friends that way. My heart goes out to you.

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    uncledennis1

    over 1 year ago

    23314 Comments

    R.I.P. So sad. I have had two friends eat their gun.

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    36TR

    over 1 year ago

    7638 Comments

    Heartbreaking to hear of a Veteran Officer taking his own life!! Nothing is ever worth that.
    My Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 1 year ago

    22188 Comments

    RIP Officer Buchanan.

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