KCPD officer in critical condition after attempting to take his life, police say

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police officer attempted to take his life Friday night and is now in critical condition, police say.

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.

“We have activated our volunteer chaplains and all the peer support resources available to us at this time. Please keep the officer and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” KCPD said in a statement.

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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