Police suicides: Former NJ detective talks about the darkest moment of his life
This week, New Jersey mourned the loss of Sayreville detective Matt Kurtz, who had been on the job for nine years. Unfortunately, this is an ongoing problem in that line of work, NJ101.5's David Matthau wrote about the 19 cops who killed themselves last year.
There are multiple reasons why cops would feel the urge to kill themselves. Former Plainsboro detective Eric Potts discusses it in this revealing video where he talks about what he went through on the job, recognizing signs of suicidal behavior, and what leads cops to take their own lives.