Stars and Stripes stripes.com 10 Jan, 2021 21:45 am

An off-duty U.S. Capitol Police officer has died; law enforcement officials cite suicide

An off-duty U.S. Capitol Police officer has died; law enforcement officials cite suicide
U.S. Capitol Police on Sunday announced the death of off-duty officer Howard Liebengood, the son and namesake of a former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, lobbyist and Hill staffer.

Capitol Police officer has died; law enforcement officials cite suicide U.Capitol Police on Sunday announced the death of off-duty officer Howard Liebengood, the son and namesake of a former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, lobbyist and Hill staffer.Statements by the Capitol Police and its union did not release a cause or date of death for Liebengood, who had been with the department since April 2005 and was assigned to the Senate Division."We are reeling from the death of Officer Liebengood," Gus Papathanasiou, head of the Capitol Police union, said in a statement.

"Every Capitol Police Officer put the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of USCP." The statement from the Capitol Police says: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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