Oneida Police Department Teams With UWM Professor to Address Suicide Prevention for Officers

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When an Oneida tribal police department officer died by suicide in 2017, it shook the close-knit community of police officers to its core.

“His tragic situation definitely had an effect on every officer here,” Lt. Brandon Vande Hei said.

The officer’s death prompted now-retired Lt. Lisa Skenandore and others to create a program to help ensure other officers on the 65,000-acre reservation just west of Green Bay wouldn’t feel they had to end their lives when in crisis.

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