Renewed appeal to support police officers’ mental health after Surry Hills suicide
Police Legacy have launched a renewed appeal for support amid a particularly taxing year for police officers’ mental health.
The organisation will provide help to the spouse and twin three-year-old children of a sergeant who took his own life at Sydney’s Surry Hills police station yesterday.
Police Legacy chairperson Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather told Jim Wilson the Police Bank is matching all donations until December 6.
“In circumstances where it’s not foreseen by anyone, it just makes it a little bit harder, and I’m sure the family just think it’s all very surreal at the moment.
“There’s just no other way to explain it.”
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