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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

[WI] Milwaukee police officer Denise Schulz remembered


 According the news, Milwaukee police officer Denise Schulz's ex-boyfriend said he found her lying in bed shot and that earlier that day, she had sent him two text messages, "This is for you and because of you" and "Bye." The news and police also reported that Denice had recently been cleared to return to work after a medical leave for depression. I don't know how much investigation there was, by who, who her ex boyfriend was or if he was also a law enforcement officer. Her death was ruled a suicide. Date of death: January 4, 2008.

 SUICIDE TAKES TOLL ON POLICE: Officers begin training to prevent problem, for which they're at greater risk
Journal Sentinel
Jan. 22, 2008
[Excerpt] ..[Milwaukee coordinator of the Police Officer Support Team, Dave] Arndt and [retired Baltimore officer who founded the National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation, Bob] Douglas, said that because true numbers were hard to come by, it was difficult to know where Milwaukee's six suicides in the past 34 months put the department in terms of a national average. The six were four active-duty officers, one retired sergeant and a 911 dispatcher. Two were women. One of the officers, Greg Braun, died in 2006 after serving time in Iraq... [Full article here] [police officer involved domestic violence oidv intimate partner violence ipv abuse law enforcement public safety lethal fatality fatalities said suicide alleged usur unsolved unresolved wisconsin state politics]

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