Year: 1997 Source: Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behavior, v.5, no.4, (Spring 1997), p.6-9 SIEC No: 20020246

This article examines suicide among police officers in the United States. The author discusses several reasons for officer suicide, speculating that it may be a combination of family dysfunction, behavioral personality traits, & job related post-traumatic stress. He then addresses the shortcomings of suicide prevention programs for police officers. (7 refs) (SC)