Gunther Hashida (DC Police Officer) has been killed in an attack on the US Capitol on January 6. GoFundMe
Insider confirms that a third officer of the police who was dispatched to the Capitol riot on January 6th, committed suicide.
Officer Gunther Hashida was assigned to the DC Police Emergency Response Team. He died on July 29, 2009.
DC Police stated that they were sending their thoughts and prayers to Officer Hashida's loved ones.
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The Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that a third Washington, DC, officer who responded on January 6 to the riot at US Capitol, committed suicide.
"Officer Gunther Hashida, who was assigned to the Emergency Response Team within Special Operations Division, was found dead at his home on Thursday, July 29," an Insider spokesperson for the MPD said Monday.
Hashida joined MPD May 2003.
The spokesperson said that the Department was in mourning and that it would send its thoughts and prayers to Officer Hashida's family.
Whitney Wild, a CNN correspondent, first reported the news.
According to a GoFundMe page created by his family to pay for his funeral and memorial services, Officer Gunther Hashida died on July 29.
He was a DC Metropolitan Police Department officer and worked to protect and serve the public. "He was a loving and dedicated husband and father," the family's GoFundMe message reads. This fund will support his family and the memorial service.
In the month following the Capitol siege, suicide occurred to two other officers responding to the riot: DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, and Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood.
Numerous people were killed in the January 6 riot, which was led pro-Trump mob members storming the building as lawmakers met to discuss and certify 2020 election results.
Trump refused to concede to Joe Biden's loss in November and made unsubstantiated and baseless claims of fraud in the states he lost.
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The riot was a riot. Law enforcement officers who responded to it have spoken out about how they were treated, despite attempts by some GOP lawmakers not to mention the incident.
US Capitol Police Sergeant. Last week, Aquilino said the following during testimony before Congress.
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