Another police officer who served at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, the Daily Caller reported on Monday.
Metropolitan Police announced on Monday that Kyle DeFreytag died by suicide, making him the fourth officer involved in the event to die in this way.
Terrible Update >> Confirmed a *4th* officer who responded to Capitol Insurrection died by suicide.
Officer Kyle DeFreytag of 5th District was found deceased in mid-July, Metropolitan Police said.
• Officer Liebengood
• Officer Smith
• Officer Hashida
• Officer DeFreytag
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) August 3, 2021
“I am writing to share tragic news that Officer Kyle DeFreytag of the 5th District was found deceased last evening,” Chief Robert J. Contee III wrote in a message to the department.
“This is incredibly hard news for us all, and for those that knew him best.”
The news follows the recent suicide of fellow officer Gunther Hashida who was found dead in his home last Thursday.
Two other officers, Jeffrey Smith and Howard Liebengood, also died by suicide following service at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The events come as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has started her committee hearings to further investigate the events of Jan. 6. During the first hearing, multiple officers shared testimonies of how the events of the day impacted them and their fellow officers.