Another DC police officer defending the Capitol died in suicide during the riot

Gunther Hashida Memorial & Family Support Fund / GoFundMe

Gunther Hashida Memorial & Family Support Fund / GoFundMe

Third officer who protected the US Capitol from the Protrump mob on January 6 Died of suicide, Police confirmed Monday afternoon.

Gunter Hashida, a police officer in the District of Columbia, was found dead after dying at home on Thursday, the agency said.

“We are sad as a department because our thoughts and prayers are with Hashida’s family and friends,” MPD spokesman Brianna Burch emailed The Daily Beast.

Mr. Hashida worked in this department for nearly 20 years before he died. Joined in 2003, he was devoted to the MPD emergency response team within the Special Operations Division.

An officer who defended the Capitol during a riot dies on suspicion of suicide

He left behind his beloved wife, three children, and one sister. According to the GoFundMe page It raised over $ 11,000 for his monument.

“In his job as a DC Metropolitan Police Department cop, he worked to serve and protect citizens,” the organizer wrote about Hashida on the funding page. “He was a devoted and loving husband and father.”

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Hashida’s death occurred months after two other police officers committed suicide after a tragic battle with the riot crowd on January 6. A few weeks later, MPD officer Jeffrey Smith committed suicide.

The monument is schedule For Hashida at Mountcastle Tarch Funeral Hall and Crematorium in Dale City, Virginia on Friday.

If you or your loved one is suffering from suicidal ideation, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) or send a text message to TALK with 741741 to contact Crisis TextLine. please.

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