Third police officer, Gunther Hashida, dies from suicide after defending Capitol during riot by pro-Trump mob

On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesWashington, D.C. police officer, Gunther Hashida, has committed suicide. He was the third person to commit suicide after protecting the U.S. Capitol during Trump supporters' Jan. 6 riot. According to a Washington police spokeswoman, Gunther Hashida (43 years old) was found dead at home on Thursday. Brianna Burch, spokeswoman for Washington police said that the Department is grieving and that it was sending thoughts and prayers to Officer Hashida and his family. At the time of Hashida's death, he was assigned to the Special Operations Division of Metropolitan Police Department's emergency response team. In May 2003, he had joined the MPD.Brian Sicknick of Capitol Police Office, who suffered two strokes after collapsing in his office during the response to the riot, was taken to the hospital and died on January 7. According to the Washington chief medical examiner, "all that occurred" during the riot contributed to Sicknick's death. Within a month of the attack, two other Capitol police officers committed suicide. These officers were Jeffrey Smith from the MPD, and Howard Liebengood from the Capitol Police. They had both been in their respective departments for over a decade. As of Monday afternoon, nearly $14,000 had been raised by more than 130 donors through a crowd-funding page that was set up Sunday in order to pay for Hashida's memorial service. According to the GoFundMe page with a $50,000 target, Hashida has left behind a loving spouse, sister, three children, and wonderful family.