WASHINGTON—Washington’s Metropolitan Police Division mentioned that two extra officers who responded to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have died by suicide.
That raises to 4 the recognized variety of suicides by law enforcement officials who defended the complicated after supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, quickly interrupting the certification of President Biden’s victory within the November election.
The toll includes three officers from the Metropolitan Police Division and one officer from the Capitol Police.
Officer Gunther Hashida was discovered lifeless on July 29, the Metropolitan Police Division mentioned Monday. Officer Kyle DeFreytag was discovered lifeless on July 10, the division mentioned.
“We’re unable to find out if the officers’ deaths are linked to January 6 occasions,” division spokeswoman Kristen Metzger mentioned Tuesday.