A female officer with the Houston ISD police department died from an apparent suicide Wednesday night, according to ABC13.
Around 11:10 p.m., HPD was notified by a Houston ISD sergeant that the woman had been found inside her personal vehicle. The woman was not on duty at the time, ABC13 reported. (RELATED: ‘Suicidal’ Woman Charged With Felony Animal Cruelty After Throwing Dog Off Motel Balcony)
The Houston Police Department Chief, Art Acevedo, shared his condolences on Twitter.
The thoughts and prayers of @houstonpolice are with @plopez138 and our @HISDPolice colleagues. The holidays are unusually tough for folks making it doubly important that we watch out for and check on each other. No matter the challenge, help is available if you need it. https://t.co/Swp8i7i9Jn
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) December 17, 2020
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services also took to social media, sharing the number for their COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line. This support line was launched in March of 2020 by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
The fatigue caused by the pandemic can be hard on you and your family. Take care of your #mentalhealth by talking to someone.
Try calling the Statewide #COVID19 Mental Health Support Line.
Call toll-free at 833-986-1919.
— Texas DFPS (@TexasDFPS) December 16, 2020