Blue H.E.L.P.

Honoring the Service of Law Enforcement Officers Who Died by Suicide


Offering comfort and honor to the families who have lost an officer to suicide is necessary to maintain the credibility of the thin blue line. All officers, regardless of method of death, deserve thanks; all families deserve your support.

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Honor. Educate. Lead. Prevent.

We believe that officers who suffer emotional injuries should be recognized and their service to the community honored.

We believe it’s time to put names and faces to the men and women who have died because their emotional injuries became too much to bear.

We believe it’s time to support the families who have lost loved ones to those injuries.

We believe in the saying, “It is not how they died that mattered, it is how they lived”

Why Blue H.E.L.P.?

It is the mission of Blue H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, support families after a suicide and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues.

Suicides To Date by Year

Since January 1, 2016, Blue H.E.L.P. (BH) has been compiling a list of law enforcement officers lost to suicide; this information includes corrections and federal officers of all duty status. In addition to officers that have died since 2016, BH has information on officers dating back to 1979 and now has over 1,000 records of those deaths.

The numbers do not necessarily indicate an increase in suicides. They do, however, indicate an increase in reporting to Blue H.E.L.P. For clarification, 







The Honor Wall

 Join us as we recognize the officers we have lost to suicide.



Withheld Date of Death: March 1, 2021



Withheld Date of Death: March 1, 2021



Withheld Date of Death: February 24, 2021

Take the Pledge

Without solidarity, acknowledgement and honor – stigma, silence and denial remain. By taking the pledge each year, you commit to publicly show your support for prevention of law enforcement suicide; support the officers who are suffering and; honor the memory of those we have lost.

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Family Support

A suicide loss is unique, it can be difficult for families to share their experience with others who have not suffered the same type of loss. With the loss of thousands of law enforcement officers to suicide, we can put you in touch with another family who has experienced LEO suicide and knows what you are going through. No judgement, no stigma; just compassion and understanding.

Memorial Monument

Help us honor those who have fallen. We look forward to your assistance in creating this gift for the families and friends who have lost a first responder or military member to suicide.

Blog Posts

View our latest posts spreading awarness and encouraging our families.

“Cumulative Trauma” My Story

“Cumulative Trauma” My Story

When began my law enforcement career in 1994,  I had no idea the toll daily exposure to traumatic events would cause.  At that time, mental health was never talked about nor was it mentioned in the police academy; the attitude was to “suck it up”. The first...

2020 – Year In Review

2020 – Year In Review

Here at Blue H.E.L.P., we aim to honor officers lost to suicide and support the families left behind, educate the public to bring awareness to mental health issues and reduce the stigma, lead in advocating for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress,...

What is a Law Enforcement Career?

What is a Law Enforcement Career?

What is a Law Enforcement career? Service to the community, the dedication to the brothers and sisters in blue, or is it the fulfillment of something more personal. I have spent a lifetime, a career of walking that thin blue line; life and death, justice, and...

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