Capitol riot: Fourth police officer dies by suicide

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 (Independent)
(Independent)

A fourth police officer was confirmed to have died by suicide following the attack at the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.

Metropolitan Police Department Office Kyle DeFreytag took his own life in July, police confirmed to WUSA9.

The confirmation comes shortly family of officer Gunther Hashida confirmed that he died by suicide on 29 July.

Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J Contee III notified the force of the death of Mr DeFreytag, who served in the 5th District at the Capitol to enforce curfew violations, WUSA9 reported.

“I am writing to share tragic news that Officer Kyle DeFreytag of the 5th District was found deceased last evening,” Mr Contee wrote in mid-July. “This is incredibly hard news for us all, and for those that knew him best.”

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