Year: 1995 Source: Law Enforcement News, v.21, no.422, (April 30, 1995), p.1 & 8 SIEC No: 19950223

This article discusses findings from an ongoing study by the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), & the initiation of a suicide prevention program. Suicide was the leading cause of accidental death among police officers followed by homicides & motor vehicles accidents. More suicides occurred among officers over the age of 55. The study used 1992-94 data from 38,800 life insurance policies of FOP members in 24 states. A future study of police suicides in New York City is noted.