Fourth cop who fought to protect Capitol on Jan. 6 dies by suicide

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.


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.


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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