Capitol Police Officer’s Suicide After Jan. 6 Qualifies for Line-of-Duty Death Benefit

Suicides and Suicide Attempts

fight for america Howard Liebengood was the first officer who died by suicide to qualify for death benefits after Congress expanded a program to compensate the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Serena Liebengood, center, at a hearing in June. Her husband, Officer Howard Liebengood of the Capitol Police, died by suicide after the Jan. 6 attack.

Kenny Holston for The New York Times

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