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Chicago Police Officer Dies of Suicide

Chicago police officer dies by suicide on NW Side

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago police officer took his own life Tuesday.

The 36-year-old officer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side where he lived.

He was identified by officials as Officer Dane Smith. His is the fifth suicide by a CPD officer in the last six months.

Counselors have continued to visit officers in the 5th District after two officers were killed in the line of duty and two other officers took their own lives in recent months.

On Wednesday the daughters of Officer Regine Perpignan, who killed herself in September, left a thank you display with baked goods for their mother’s former coworkers at the district headquarters.

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