ICYMI … I don’t know about you, but I have only known 1 or 2 people who have taken their own lives.

Now, I am not saying that it is not possible that all the witnesses to the events of January 6th committed suicide, I just find it hard to take the word of the government at face value when this keeps happening over and over and over again.

As the Post points out ‘Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, a 12-year veteran, and US Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, a 16-year veteran, have also taken their own lives.’

I do have to admit that I find it curious that Pelosi meets with the ‘witnesses’ who echo her talking points to a T before the hearings, while others are being found dead of ‘suicide’ … make of that what you will, here is the story from the NYP:

The New York Post reported:

‘A cop who was on duty when the US Capitol was stormed by an angry mob Jan. 6 has committed suicide — the third responding officer to take his own life, a report said Monday.

Metropolitan Police Officer Gunther Hashida, who joined the DC department in 2003, died last week, the agency announced.

“Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29th,” department rep Kristen Metzger told CNN.

It’s unclear why or how Hashida killed himself, and his family has not attributed his death to the insurrection. He was the third officer defending the Capitol that day to commit suicide, CNN said.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by his family, Hashida “leaves behind a loving wife, sister, 3 children and wonderful family.” In the post, the family does not link Hashida’s death to the riots.

“In his work as an officer with the DC Metropolitan Police Department he worked to serve and protect the public,” the family said. “He was a devoted husband and father.”

The page, posted Sunday, raised more than $12,000 by Monday afternoon.

“My heart goes out to the family of MPD Officer Hashida in this difficult time,” US Rep. Elaine Luria, a Virginia Democrat, wrote on Twitter. “We know the pain of January 6 is still real for so many officers.”

Mark Sidney

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