A fourth police officer who clashed with Capitol rioters on January 6 has killed himself.
Kyle DeFreytag, 26, died on July 10. He had responded to the Capitol rebellion on January sixth and had labored the later shift on that day. DeFreytag had been positioned outdoors the Capitol.
DeFreytag had been a Metropolitan Police Division officer for 5 years, in response to his obituary.
DeFreytag had served within the metropolis’s fifth District. He was on the Capitol on the day of the rioting on a late shift serving to implement curfew violations, Metropolitan Police confirmed to WUSA9.
‘I’m writing to share tragic information that Officer Kyle DeFreytag of the fifth District was discovered deceased final night,’ Chief Robert J. Contee III wrote in a message to the division in mid-July. ‘That is extremely laborious information for us all, and for those who knew him finest.’
The announcement of his dying on Monday got here simply hours after it was revealed a 3rd had officer taken his personal life following the riots.
DC Metropolitan Officer Kyle DeFreytag, 26, killed himself on July 10. He had been working on the Capitol on January 6
DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, died on July 29, his household introduced in a GoFundMe account.
It is unclear how he killed himself and his household haven’t attributed his dying to the riot on January 6. He leaves behind a spouse and three kids.
He’d labored at for the DC Metropolitan Police Division for 18 years.
Nancy Pelosi was amongst lawmakers who mourned him on Monday.
DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, took his personal life on July 29, his household introduced in a GoFundMe account. DC Metropolitan Police have confirmed his dying.
t’s unclear how he killed himself and his household haven’t attributed his dying to the riot on January 6. He leaves behind a spouse and three kids
U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on his technique to work on January 15.
‘On July 29, 2021, we misplaced Gunther Hashida, who leaves behind a loving spouse, sister, 3 kids, and a beautiful household,’ his sister-in-law mentioned within the description on his GoFundMe page.
She added: ‘In his work as an officer with the DC Metropolitan Police Division, he labored to serve and defend the general public. He was a loyal and loving husband and father.
Hashida graduated from police academy in 2003 but it surely’s unclear if he labored with DC Metropolitan Police for his whole profession or not.
The police division mentioned he was discovered a house, however didn’t give any element on what contributed to his dying.
‘Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Group throughout the Particular Operations Division, was discovered deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29.
‘Officer Hashida joined MPD in Might 2003.
‘We’re grieving as a Division as our ideas and prayers are with Officer Hashida’s household and associates,’ a division spokesman informed DailyMail.com on Monday.
U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood, left, killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, proper, shot himself on his technique to work on January 15.
The households of the opposite officers who died mentioned they weren’t the ‘similar’ within the days after the riot.
‘When my husband left for work that day, he was the Jeff that I knew.
‘When he returned after experiencing the occasion, being hit within the head, he was a very completely different particular person.
Gunther Hashida had labored at for the DC Metropolitan Police Division for 18 years
‘I do consider if he didn’t go to work that day, he can be right here and we’d not be having this dialog,’ Jeffrey’s spouse Erin informed The New York Times earlier this week.
Pelosi, in a press release on Monday afternoon, mentioned: ‘On behalf of the Home of Representatives, I ship deepest condolences to the household and family members of Metropolitan Police Division Officer Gunther Hashida.
‘Officer Hashida was a hero, who risked his life to avoid wasting our Capitol, the Congressional group and our very Democracy.
‘All People are indebted to him for his nice valor and patriotism on January sixth and all through his selfless service.
‘Might Officer Hashida’s life be an inspiration to all to guard our Nation and Democracy.
‘And will or not it’s a consolation to Officer Hashida’s household that so many mourn their loss and pray for them at this unhappy time.’
A number of officers testified how they had been outnumbered and feared for his or her lives on January 6