CHICAGO (CBS)–For the third time in only three months, The Chicago Police Department is mourning the loss of an officer who took his own life.

A 44-year-old officer was found at his Near West Side home Sunday with a gunshot wound.

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Last year, the Chicago Police Department had five suicides.

Nearly three weeks ago, Chicago police and other departments attended a suicide awareness and prevention seminar.

The police departments makes therapists available to all officers, and remind them that help is available on an anonymous basis.

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The National Suicide Prevention hotline is one place to turn to for help. The number is 1-800-273-8255.

 

 

 

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