Hero Deputies Commit Suicide Days Apart

We are only a few days into the new year, but I think we will be challenged to find a more heartbreaking story in 2022.

On New Year’s Eve, St. Lucie County Deputy Clayton Osteen tried to take his own life.

His family removed him from life support on Tuesday.

Two days later, distraught over the loss of her husband, Deputy Victoria Pacheco committed suicide.

The couple left behind a newborn child.

Just Cannot Imagine…

The thoughts that go through someone’s head when their spouse decides to leave them in this way must be horrific.

In this case, Pacheco was not only dealing with the loss of her husband, but also the father of their one-month-old baby.

Osteen attempted to take his own life on Friday night, and he remained on life support through the weekend.

After his family decided to take him off life support, Pacheco’s loss was too much to bear.

Two days later, she followed him.

Both officers had been cited for their actions as officers that had saved lives.

After serving in the Marines, Osteen joined the Deputy’s office, and he was awarded Deputy of the Year honors in 2020.

Pacheco was also cited for saving an individual who had overdosed on drugs.

Sheriff Ken Mascara stated, “While it is impossible for us to fully comprehend the private circumstances leading up to this devastating loss, we pray that this tragedy becomes a catalyst for change, a catalyst to help ease the stigma surrounding well-being and normalize the conversation about the challenges so many of us face on a regular basis.”

This trend of officer suicides has been on the rise over the last few years.

Surely, the amount of disrespect and animosity aimed at police has something to do with that.

You put your life on the line, day in and day out, only to literally be spit on when you show up for a call.

This is just a sad day for a community that loses two of its officers, but it is a horrific day for a child that will now grow up without a mother or father.

Governor DeSantis announced steps that are being taken to help first responders, citing $5 million that is being distributed to promote helplines and crisis counseling for the state’s first responders.

What do you think is causing the rise in police suicides?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: New York Post

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18 Responses

  1. What a horrible story! That poor baby will grow up not knowing her parents. Hope the grandparents are young enough to raise her! My prayers and best wishes to them.

  2. We will see how all the people feel when the corrupted Democrats have push all their bogus laws on us meanwhile letting pedophile run wild with the help of the depravity of LBGT letting all the criminals out to rape , murder and rob . Do we know if anyone is counting how many black people were killed by police officers compare to how many cops that have been shot at by black people . Maybe BLM knows the answer ! Just curious !

  3. The thin blue line is what protects us from the bad guys. They are entitled to respect and support from officeholders and the public. When you see a cop, tell them you appreciate the work they do. The defund crowd and the anti[-cop crowd should be thrown in the garbage can.

  4. THESE ARE HORRIBLE TIMES AND WE MUST STAY
    TRUE TO OURSELVES AND KEEP THE FAITH THAT
    WE WILL COME OUT OF THIS DARKNESS.DON’T
    DESPAIR. STAY STRONG!PRAY TO GOD AND HE ‘WILL
    KEEP YOU ON THE RIGHT PATH.GOD BLESS AMERICA

  5. This is sadly the results that you get when you allow the loonies to be in charge of the nuthouse !!!! Get used to it, there is MUCH MORE TO COME !!! OUR COUNTRY IS BEING TAKEN OVER BY RETARDS !!! More blood on BIDEN’S HANDS !!!! FJB !!!

  6. AMERICA HAS BEAN DOWN GRADED DUE TO THE INFLUX
    OF ALL THESE SICK INDIVIDUALS COMING OVER AND
    BRINGING WITH THEM SICKNESS, DRUGS ETC. I WOULD
    GET THEM ALL AND ALL AND I MEAN ALL THAT ARE HERE
    SEND THEM PACKING AND THE WALL FINISHED.HORRIBLE
    WHAT THE GUARDS ARE GOING THRU. NO NEED FOR THESE
    SICK INTRUDERS IN OUR COUNTRY. GET THEM OUT AND NOW!

  7. Until we root out all of the Liberals affecting our Republic ,we are doomed to destruction. Only after their permanent demise and burial will we be safe. But I wouldn’t bet the farm on any thing happening to Satan’s spawn such as Nancy,Joe,Chuckie,Maxine,etc who are protected by evil we can’t even comprehend .Pray that the Lord calls his errant children home SOON !

  8. I think that the New York Post and the Democratic Party is the blame for the Unrest of our police departments and the personnel working as police officers for their fake news and for defunding that the police department

  9. We are talking about deaths that had nothing to do with January 6th. To try and link them that way is dishonest. The only deaths from January 6th were of protesters not police officers. They are the true hero’s.

    1. So you think Antifa and BLM are heros for smashing buildings and cars, injuring people, looting and destroying businesses, while the dem government stands ready to bail them out?

  10. I believe the disrespect for law enforcement and the fear of living in a world where we elect people who are supposed to protect and defend this country. But these elected people are only out for there own greed and to hell with law and order. When you put your life on the line and to defend your life or the lives of others you kill a criminal in the line of duty, just knowing you will be persecuted for doing your job and could be jailed is a heavy weight to carry. It does not matter to the career criminal if you are white or black ,or that you have a family. His family will demand your life, Your law abiding life for there thugs life of crime.

  11. I think many officers spend years giving their all day after day, and seldom get the recognition deserved. In today’s reality it becomes more intense. Never in my life or career in law enforcement have I witnessed such disdane and hatreded directed at those who put it all on the line day after day. IT’S hard to admit feelings in that environment, and that works against getting true feelings out in the open so they can be faced and addressed. More intervention is needed and training for all in how and when to intervein. Ride alongs help to a point.

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