A Black Year For French Police — 44 French Police Officers Committed Suicide

A police officer was found shot dead at his home in the jungle city of onais, in the northern suburb of Seine saint-denis, France, at about 7 am on July 28.

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A police officer was found shot to death at his home in the jungle city of aulnay, in the northern suburb of Seine saint-denis, France, at about 7 am Wednesday. The 34-year-old, who has no children, was diagnosed with a serious illness several months ago. The dead man left a brief message asking those who found him not to help.

The police give people the impression of brave strong, fearless hero image. But the French police seem to have been particularly dull this year. It was the 44th police suicide in France since 2019 and the fifth in a recent week. On May 22, two police officers shot themselves in bettinnes, Calais province, and nim, Calais province. On June 23rd a 49-year-old policeman killed himself at his home in rabbis in izar province. On Thursday, a 55-year-old policeman in serge, in the valle des vais region of Paris, committed suicide.

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According to statistics, 35 police officers and 33 gendarmes committed suicide in France in 2018, and the number has increased significantly this year. The spate of black incidents has raised concerns among the national police directorate and the police union union that while the suicides have personal causes, they are also linked to workplace pressures such as poor working conditions and anti-police social hatred. In a statement, the national police union said this year would be a “black year” in French police history. Interior minister Bernard castanet has announced a suicide prevention mechanism for the national police and a 24-hour psychological hotline for police officers to contact psychologists.