Fourth cop who fought to protect Capitol on Jan. 6 dies by suicide
A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer who fought to protect the U.S. Capitol and the lawmakers inside it on January 6 became the fourth law enforcement official to die by suicide. He was just days shy of his 44th birthday.
On Thursday, January 29, Officer Gunther Hashida "took his own life," CNN Law Enforcement Correspondent Whitney Wild reports.
Deeply saddened to learn another officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol on 1/6 took his own life. MPD Officer Gunther Hashida should be remembered for his heroism that day, and every other day he served in uniform. @CNN more detail to come.— Whitney Wild (@Whitney Wild) 1627929275
Officer Hashida's death is the eighth related to the events of the January 6 insurrection, which was incited by then-President Donald Trump.
NCRM has located a GoFundMe page to support Officer Hashida's wife, sister, and three children, according to the site, but we have not verified its authenticity.
Media: @WhitneyWReports tells @VictorBlackwell that a third @DCPoliceDept officer who responded to the #January6 terrorist attack has committed suicide. Ofc. Gunther Hashida joined the dept in 2003. MPD has not drawn a connection between the #CapitolHill attack and his death.pic.twitter.com/Wl8q2ipY3a— Porter Anderson (@Porter Anderson) 1627930611
The Daily Mail adds that "It's unclear how he killed himself and his family have not attributed his death to the riot on January 6."
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