KCPD officer who tried to take own life Friday night dies Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri police officer has died after trying to take his own life last Friday night.

The police department tweeted just before 1 p.m. Monday that the officer has passed away and thanked the community for all their messages of support and encouragement.

KCPD said officers were searching for a missing person Friday night near N.E. Cookingham Road and Interstate 35 in Liberty. That missing person was a KC police officer who they believed could be suicidal.

Liberty police helped with the search and found the officer’s vehicle in the parking lot of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty around 9 p.m. Friday.

A KC police spokesman said the officer attempted to take his own life and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

On Saturday, the officer was reported to be on life support, awaiting organ donor recipients.

The department says the officer’s family and KCPD are very appreciative of the support they are receiving during this difficult time.

The officer, who has not been identified at this time, has served the Kansas City area as a member of KCPD for more than 10 years, according to the department.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, we urge you to get help immediately.

Go to a hospital, call 911 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

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