Editor’s note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having ideas of suicide, please call the National Suicide Avoidance Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255).
” I do not believe anyone out there can truly comprehend what the division is going through,” Cleveland Authorities Chief Calvin Williams said in a psychological press conference Friday, according to Cleveland.com. “The loss of an officer in the line of task, specifically to violence, is an awful disaster. But two officers in one night is truly bad.”
Veteran Officer James Skernivitz, 53, was fatally shot around 10 p.m. Thursday while working undercover. 3 suspects have been detained in connection with the shooting in which another man also was killed, FOX 8 in Cleveland reported.
Officer James Skernivitz was fatatlly shot Thursday night, authorities state.
Skernivitz had been with the department given that 1998.
Then, simply hours after Skernivitz’s death, police validated that Officer Nick Sabo, 39, had taken his own life.
Sabo had actually posted on social networks about Skernivitz’s shooting however it wasn’t clear what caused his death. The department is examining, Cleveland.com reported.
Skernivitz had been sworn in as a member of the Violent Crime Task Force to work as part of Operation Legend this previous Wednesday. The federal operation has intended to punish violent crime in numerous major U.S. cities.
Williams said the officers understood each other, according to FOX 8
Both males were partners and dads, according to Cleveland.com
Fox News’ Dom Calicchio added to this report.