2021

Second police officer dead after responding to riots

Howard Liebengood, 51, a Capitol Police officer who responded to the riot at the Capitol Complex on Jan. 6 has died while he was off duty over the weekend, fellow officers told the Washington Post.

His death was a suicide, those officers said. Leibengood is the sixth person to die after being present at the horrific event, and the second officer with U.S. Capitol Police.

Find the full report from the Washington Post click here.

If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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