Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Riportiamo la notizia senza commentarla, ma rilevando soltanto quanto inusuale sia codesta situazione.
Di certo, sono testimonianze dirette che sono venute a meno.
Mentre scriviamo, è giunta la notizia di un quarto poliziotto suicida. Da La Stampa:
«Un quarto poliziotto coinvolto nell’assalto al Congresso americano del 6 gennaio scorso è morto suicida il 10 luglio scorso. Lo hanno reso noto i vertici del Metropolitan Police Department di Washington, poche ore dopo la notizia di un terzo suicidio tra gli agenti che in quel giorno tentarono di difendere il Capitol dagli assalitori.
L’agente Kyle DeFreytag, 26 anni, in seguito ai traumi di quel giorno si è tolto la vita come il collega Gunther Hashida, il cui cadavere è stato ritrovato giovedì scorso.
In seguito all’aggressione si erano già suicidati due agenti: l’11 gennaio Howard Liebengood, 53enne della Capitol Police, e il 15 gennaio Jeffrey Smith, un agente con 12 anni di servizio nella polizia di Washington.»
– Washington, DC, police officer Gunther Hashida has died by suicide, making him the third police officer to kill himself after Trump supporters defended USCapitol during the January 6 riots.
– Jeffrey Smith of the DC Police and Howard Liebengood of the Capitol Police, died by suicide within a month of the attack.
– The riot began after then-President Donald Trump urged supporters to march to protest a joint session of Congress that ratified the election of President Joe Biden.
A Washington, DC, police officer has died by suicide, making him the third police officer to kill himself after Trump supporters defended the US Capitol during the January 6 riots.
Gunther Hashida, 43, was found dead at his home last Thursday, according to a Washington Police spokesman, who confirmed the manner of Hashida’s death.
“We are saddened as a department because our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Hashida,” said spokeswoman Brianna Burch.
Hashida was assigned to the emergency response team within the Special Operations Division of the Metropolitan Police Department at the time of her death. He had joined MPD in May 2003.
Capitol Police Office Brian Siknick, who collapsed in his office after responding to the riots, died of two strokes on January 7. Washington’s chief medical examiner has said that “whatever happened” during the riots played a part in the situation.
Those officers, MPD’s Jeffrey Smith and Capitol Police’s Howard Liebengood, were both with their departments for more than a decade.
A crowd-funding page set up on Sunday to pay for a memorial service for Hashida by Monday afternoon had raised nearly $14,000 from more than 130 donors. The GoFundMe page, which has a $50,000 donation target, says Hashida, “left behind a loving wife, sister, 3 kids and a wonderful family.”
“In his job as an officer with the DC Metropolitan Police Department, he worked to serve and protect the public,” Page said. “He was a devoted and loving husband and father. This fund will help support his memorial service and his family in loss with his love and guidance.”
The January 6 riots began when then-President Donald Trump urged attendees at a rally outside the White House to march to the Capitol, where a joint session of Congress marked the Electoral College victory of Joe Biden as the next president. Was meeting for official confirmation.
Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol grounds and buildings, disrupting proceedings.
More than 500 people have been arrested for offenses related to the invasion. More than 100 policemen were injured in this scuffle.
At a congressional hearing last week, four officials reported that they were attacked, reprimanded and threatened with death by a large number of people, many of whom were armed.
“I was in danger of being snatched and killed by my own shotgun,” testified MPD officer Michael Fanon, as I heard chants, ‘Kill him with your gun.
Another cop, Capital Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonel expressed dismay at the hearing of some members of Congress who have downplayed the threat from the riot.
“The people we helped, the same people we borrowed for protection, are now attacking us, they’re attacking our characters,” Gonnell said.