Mason County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Police Suicide Prevention Course

A very little known fact is that it is estimated that there are as many or more Law Enforcement Officers who commit suicide as there are Officers who are feloniously or accidentally killed in the line of duty.  A US Department of Defense report that was released last month stated that the numbers of military committing suicide has now surpassed all of those killed in the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Throughout the day, Robert Douglas provided information to help slow down and possibly stop this epidemic of the suicide or our Law Enforcement personnel.

Sheriff Casey Salisbury publicly thanked the Little Creek Casino for graciously providing the meeting room as well as coffee, tea and water; the Shelton Wal-Mart and the Shelton Safeway stores for providing donuts; and the Shelton Fred Meyer store for providing muffins and fruit.

Group Photo below: Left to Right: Mason County Sheriff’s Chaplain George Albertson, Mike Douglas (son of Robert), Robert Douglas, Julie Zielinski, and Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury.

 

Photo below of Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury giving Robert Douglas a Mason County Sheriff’s Office Challenge coin, thanking him for his presentation

 

Photo below of Robert Douglas presenting his suicide prevention program

 

Photo below of Julie Zielinski presenting her testimony about the suicide of her Deputy Sheriff son