On Sunday afternoon, tragedy struck in Livonia, Michigan when two Detroit police officers tragically passed away in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
After a family member flagged down Livonia police officers for a well-being check, they were met with the horrific situation upon entry; two individuals were found dead.
Detroit Police Chief James White described the incident as “domestic in nature,” as the deceased officers were both 26-year-old male and 22-year-old female police officers, and were in a relationship. Chief White expressed his sorrow, telling the press, “It’s a sad day for our department.”
Thankfully, an infant was discovered in the residence unharmed and was given to a family member. The aftermath of the loss has the Detroit Police Department in shock.
The Detroit Police Department is equipped with multiple services to provide officers and their families with the care they need, especially during these trying times. Their Employee Assistance Program, which provides counseling and support services, is available to all members of the Detroit PD. Furthermore, the department has set up a Peer Support Unit, consisting of officers with training to give emotional support to one another.
The heartbreaking account of these two Detroit police officers is an urgent reminder of the prominence of mental health and the necessary support services needed. It is indispensable to recognize any signs of a potential harma dn self-harm and to provide aid to those who require it.