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Two Officers Who Responded to Capitol Riot Have Committed Suicide

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A second Washington law enforcement officer who responded to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s acting chief.

Officer Jeffery Smith, a 12-year department veteran, killed himself on Jan. 15, acting Chief Robert J. Contee III told the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, The Washington Post first reported.

“The costs for this insurrection — both human and monetary — will be steep,” Contee said in his remarks to the committee.

Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died by suicide days after he responded to the riot.

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