Breaking the silence of police suicide

Trish Buchanan, widow of fallen East Hartford Police Officer Paul S. Buchanan #208, put together a very personal and painful video of her husband's story to spread the word about officer suicide.

Uploaded by P1Blue March 17, 2014
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Trish and boys - thank you - your video is brilliant and touching. My heart goes out to you for your loss. And while on the subject of "officer suicide" let's take a moment to remember the families of the cops out there who have also suffered some of the stress from the negative aspects of the job. I sometimes wonder who this job is harder on - me or my bride and kids. God's Blessings on you and your family, and once again, thank you for bringing this to the front of peoples minds.
dausdenmoore March 19, 2014 Report Abuse
Trish I am so sorry for your loss. Your video is very touching and sends a strong message. I was one of the lucky ones that was able to leave a few years early or I would have gone to the closet myself. I had to leave the state I had served to get a new start. If one has not served they will never understand no matter how much they are "told" or how many studies they might do or read. You have to live it to really know. Again I am so sorry for your loss and I thank you for your compelling video. God bless you and your family.
4445 March 18, 2014 Report Abuse
An Officer who was a very good friend killed himself at home one day when he realized his marriage was over. He and his wife had discussed a split and he could not take the loss of his marriage. He was only 30 years old. We have to look out for each other. Some show the strain and others can hide it. Look around and see if you see someone carrying the pain and worry on their shoulder and offer to help. We owe each other that much. Stay Safe.
circle8 March 18, 2014 Report Abuse
More officers die bye Suicide then die to Line of Duty Death. We can't Prevent what we can't Predict. A web site for families on Suicide I would like to share www.road2healing.com
Very heart breaking video to watch, someone who had everything.
gyee March 17, 2014 Report Abuse

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