Please check out the article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, HOW TO HELP POLICE WHO ARE SUICIDAL? It describes secondary trauma and the high incidence of suicide among police officers. There is clearly much need for additional training in this area and supportive assistance for officers who are exposed to trauma in their difficult jobs, “After years of officers’ witnessing trauma and taking care of others, Salvatore said, ‘a lot of the resilience, the strength they could be using for their personal lives, they’re using just to keep themselves together on the job.’ … Various studies have found that the rate of officer suicide is two to four times higher than in the population at large and that more officers take their own lives than are killed in the line of duty…”