Two more Washington, D.C., police officers, Gunther Hashida and Kyle deFreytag, died by suicide in the months after defending the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters
Jeffrey Smith of the D.C. Police and Howard Liebengood of the Capitol Police, previously died by suicide within a month of the attack.
The riot began after then-President Donald Trump urged supporters to march to oppose a joint session of Congress confirming the election of President Joe Biden.
Two more Washington, D.C., police officers died by suicide in the months after defending the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters, bringing the grim tally of such deaths to four.
One of those cops, 43-year-old Gunther Hashida, was found dead at his home last Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan [D.C.] Police Department.
Hashida, joined the MPD in May 2003, and most recently was assigned to the emergency response team within the Special Operations Division.
Hours later, the MPD confirmed that another officer from the same department, Kyle deFreytag, died by suicide, and was found July 10.
DeFreytag, 26, had been with the department since November 2016.