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    Third Capitol cop commits suicide: DC Metro Officer Gunther Hashida kills himself

    Third Capitol riot cop, 43, commits suicide: DC Metropolitan Officer and father-of-three kills himself six months after tackling thousands of protesters on Jan 6

    • DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, killed himself on July 29 
    • He leaves behind a wife and three kids; his family is now fundraising for them
    • He’s the third cop who was at the Capitol on January 6 who has since killed himself
    • U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on January 15










    A third police officer who fought thousands of rioters at the Capitol on January 6 has killed himself.

    DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, took his own life on July 29, his family announced in a GoFundMe account. DC Metropolitan Police have confirmed his death. 

    It’s unclear how he killed himself and his family have not attributed his death to the riot on January 6. He leaves behind a wife and three children. 

    Hashida is the third officer to kill himself after defending the Capitol from thousands of Trump supporters on January 6. 

    DC Metropolitan Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, took his own life on July 29, his family announced in a GoFundMe account. DC Metropolitan Police have confirmed his death.

    t's unclear how he killed himself and his family have not attributed his death to the riot on January 6. He leaves behind a wife and three children

    t’s unclear how he killed himself and his family have not attributed his death to the riot on January 6. He leaves behind a wife and three children

    U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on his way to work on January 15.

    ‘On July 29, 2021, we lost Gunther Hashida, who leaves behind a loving wife, sister, 3 children, and a wonderful family. 

    ‘In his work as an officer with the DC Metropolitan Police Department, he worked to serve and protect the public. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. 

    ‘This fund will help support his memorial service and his family in the loss of his love and guidance,’ his sister-in-law said in the description on his GoFundMe page. 

    The page has raised $11,000 of its intended $50,000 target. 

    Hashida graduated from police academy in 2003 but it’s unclear if he worked with DC Metropolitan Police for his entire career or not.  

    U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on his way to work on January 15.

    U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on his way to work on January 15.

    U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood killed himself three days after the riot and DC Police Officer Jeffrey Smith shot himself on his way to work on January 15.

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