Police negotiator took his own life on Christmas Eve — (The Shropshire Star)Thursday, April 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted, "hard working & enthusiastic" policeman on antidepressants drinks, write suicide note and hangs himself. PTSD blamed.
My Husband’s Suicide: Recognizing Predictors of Police Suicide — (In Public Safety)Friday, August 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Wife of retired police officer who took medication for anxiety, stress which "made things worse", led to suicide, urges others to get "help" too.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)Sunday, May 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Mountie admits hitting, burning son, tells court “I am living with the devil.”— (Metro News)Tuesday, April 26th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Mountie on antidepressants charged with child abuse for multiple offenses. Clear suicidality, lack of judgement, lack of empathy.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)Friday, February 26th, 2016
Mental illness in suspects poses challenge for police — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Retired police officer Bill Dowling shot himself after shooting ex, inquest heard — (Western Daily Press)Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
David Rathband inquest: Shot PC’s affair with 7/7 survivor ‘ended marriage’Monday, January 6th, 2014
NYPD officers’ suicides a sad lesson for new mayor, police commissioner — (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Ex-police inspector took lethal cocktail — (The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Judge orders officer accused in road rage incidents to be released from jail — (wpxi.com)Tuesday, June 11th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Police Officer prescribed Paxil to treat depression after serious fall becomes aggressive and assaults several motorists.
PCSO Who Crashed Car After Mixing Wine With Anti-Depressants Lied About Who Was Driving — (Daily Mail)Thursday, April 4th, 2013
RESPECTED OFFICER HAD FOUGHT DEPRESSION FOR YEARS; Coroner rules on tragedy — (The Free Library)Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Troopers open fire after driver rams cruiser at Dunkin' Donuts — (WCVB.com)Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Doctor disputes suicide theory in missing police officer case; Policeman Mick Isles Unlikely To Have Committed Suicide: Doctor — (Sydney Morning Herald)Tuesday, July 10th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Police Officer prescribed antidepressants for anxiety disappears, suicide pretty certain despite removal of original cause for anxiety.
Jury rejects 'Zoloft' defense, finds ex-detective guilty of rape — (Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
‘Pariah’ police chief took own life, rules coroner — (The Independent)Wednesday, June 13th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Disgraced Deputy Chief Constable takes antidepressants to deal with stress of harassment investigation, hangs himself.
Should Police Officers in Treatment Be Stripped Of Their Weapons & Assigned to Desk Duty? — (Dr. X’s Free Associations)Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Jury convicts ex-Miami Beach cop of attempted murder — (Miami Herald)Sunday, May 29th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man who shoots wife who is leaving him, and her boyfriend, pleads insanity. Experts at trial disagree whether medication a factor in his behaviour.
Drugs ‘likely’ caused crash — (The Durango Herald)Friday, April 22nd, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drives recklessly, causes a fatal crash, killing self and other motorists; perhaps accident, perhaps suicide.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JON R. HUGHES — (United States Court of Appeals)Friday, April 8th, 2011
Cause of death: Unknown — (Columbia Daily Tribune)Sunday, November 14th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Police Officer is prescribed fluoxetine, becomes paranoid, attempts suicide, later succeeds on 2nd try. Her mum suspects partner, not drug.
KTLA SPECIAL REPORT: Fmr. Cop Accused Of Rape Blames Anti-Depressant Medication — (KTLA)Thursday, November 11th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, neurontin drinks, kidnaps & rapes woman, has no recollection of events, is charged, drug defence rejected, dies by suicide. Wife realizes truth.
Policemen Becomes ViolentTuesday, January 12th, 2010
Chief Sims ordeal continues — (Richmond Daily News)Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Decorated Officers lonely battle over costs heads to bankruptcy—(The Sydney Morning Herald)Saturday, May 30th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Police officer on antidepressants attempts suicide, leaves note which is read as threat, results in serious financial problems.
Family weighs lawsuit in death—(Reporter News)Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Woman owes life to internet sleuths—(NJ.COM)Friday, April 3rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants announces suicide plan on internet, police track her down and rescue her.
Duluth wants Fulton cop’s suit over shooting dismissed — (Monday, March 9th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Policeman with "spotless" record takes 2 SSRIs, drinks, flags down female motorist , attacks her and gets into shootout with other officers. Everyone shocked.
Suspect in deadly Texas shooting spree is ex-UHP trooper — (The Salt Lake Tribune)Wednesday, December 24th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Respected State Trooper, "ideal husband/father" seeks help for depression, personality changes, he drinks, is suicidal, steals, shoots people on freeeway.
Former policeman attacked his ex — (BBC News)Tuesday, August 12th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Police sergeant takes antidepressants, drinks, assaults former lover, loses job, is charged.
Police officer ransacks WPC’s flat after failed love affair — (The Telegraph)Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Policeman taking antidepressants becomes aggressive, hostile, threatenes suicide, trashes girlfriend's flat.
Camilla’s bodyguard shot himself after his wife left him, inquest hears — (The Daily Mail)Monday, June 30th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Policeman takes antidepressants, marriage breaks down, wife moves out, he dies by shooting himself.
Fired officer’s alleged drug use, poker acquaintances at issue — (The Joplin Globe)Thursday, June 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Policeman on methadone, Zoloft, Lunesta (eszopiclone) uses bad judgement, associates with sketchy people, involved in gambling, possible theft/fraud. Fired.
Ex-FBI Official Gets Six Years. 19-Year Veteran Tortured Girlfriend — (The Washington Post)Thursday, March 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Klonopin stops taking meds, drinks, thinks girlfriend unfaithful, traps, tortures her. Out of character behaviour. Gets 6 years.
Ex-Falmouth cop, retired on disability, arrested twice — (Cape Cod Media Group)Thursday, December 20th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Policeman on antidepressants goes on disability, leaves job, stops taking meds, assaults wife, becomes "short-fused", assaults wife, is charged.
Former school director sentenced for setting fire — (The Times-Tribune)Thursday, September 20th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man stops antidepressants, sets his house on fire, in sentencing him, court requires that he stay on prescribed medication.
Verdict For Ex-Officer Held Off Until October — (The Times Record)Friday, August 3rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Police officer on antidepressants takes "up-skirt" photos of female employee, is charged with harassment.
Former police officer dead in his car — (The Halifax Courier)Tuesday, June 12th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Policeman on antidepressants is suicidal, attempts suicide more than once, finally succeeds with overdose.
Rockport officer indicted for alleged assault on wife — (The Gloucester Times)Saturday, April 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Police officer on Ambien, Celexa and a benzodiazapine assaults his wife, holds a gun to her head during an argument, is charged and suspended.
Officer faces jail for taking three hostages at gunpoint — (The Canadian Press)Thursday, January 25th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Policeman in Paxil withdrawal takes hostages at gunpoint, makes threats, is charged and convicted.
Police chief urging retirements to free up space for new officers — (The Connecticut Post)Thursday, October 12th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Policeman takes Paxil for depression, gets into standoff in his home, finally commits suicide.
Former Sheriff’s office staffer to serve 30 days for theft — (KGW.com)Sunday, October 8th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants caught stealing equipment fro school, forced to resign job, serves 30 days in jail.
Armed with handgun, former county police officer barricades himself in Laurel home — (The Gazette)Wednesday, May 10th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants threatens suicide, barricades himself in house with weapons and aunt, standoff with police, finally surrenders.
Ex-officer kills himself in jail cell — (Deseret Morning News)Friday, April 21st, 2006SSRI Ed note: Policeman on antidepressant withdrawal shoots at ex-wfe and new boyfriend, kills him. Loses certification. Locked up, he commits suicide in prison.
Lawyer: Eaton sheriff’s sergeant wasn’t well — (Battle Creek Enquirer)Wednesday, April 5th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Policeman going through a divorce takes antidepressants, files a false report about a shooting causing wasted time and effort by department.
Prozac: Generic version is target of lawsuit — (Indy Star)Sunday, April 2nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Policeman on fluoxetine hears voices, shoots and kills himself, widow files lawsuit.