October 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police, Family, Friends Remember Officer Bomba

In a Gaithersburg church where an estimated 1,000 mourners came to give their respects to Officer Thomas “T.J.” Bomba, the delicate subject of suicide was never far from the lips of the service’s speakers. Bomba, who took his life Monday in a Silver Spring parking garage, still suffered from a strep infection that nearly killed him […]

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October 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Officer’s Death Ruled Suicide

Montgomery County Police Department released a statement Tuesday evening, stating Officer Thomas J. Bomba’s death has been ruled a suicide. On Monday morning, police were dispatched to a parking garage located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring after reports that Bomba, 37, encountered “disorderly” subjects on the top floor. When police arrived at the […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officer Honored for Preventing Suicide in Wheaton

Officer Emily Zupancic was honored for saving a man who was trying to kill himself at his home in Wheaton. Zupancic responded to a call on March 6, 2018 from the man’s wife, who said that her husband was in their home trying to kill himself; she indicated he had a large knife. Upon arriving […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Controversial ‘End of Life Option Act’

The “End of Life Option Act” passed in Maryland’s House of Delegates 74 to 66 after an hour-long emotional debate Thursday. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in Maryland to obtain a prescription that would allow them to end their own lives. According to The Baltimore Sun, Thursday was the “fourth attempt to pass the […]

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February 28, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

High School Students’ Suicide Prevention PSA’s Will Air in Local Movie Theaters

Beginning in early March, local theaters will air BTheOne contest winners public service announcements videos highlighting suicide prevention efforts. The winning PSA’s will air at Regal and AMC theaters in Montgomery County throughout the month of April as well. The two winning PSA’s were submitted by Northwood High School students Sophia Geiger, Rowan Arnold and […]

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July 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Man Dies by Suicide in Jail Cell

The man who was convicted for killing his pregnant fiancée died by suicide in his cell at a Montgomery County lockup Wednesday, a Montgomery County police statement said. Thierry Kinshala Nkusu, 35, had used a bed sheet to suspend himself, police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled the cause of […]

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May 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Depression Are Concerns Expressed by Students During Town Hall

“I would like her to be involved in what’s going on to get active with her peers and get involved in what’s going on around the County,” said parent Faith Gill. Like Gill’s daughter, dozens of students from across the county gathered at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday evening for a youth town […]

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February 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Silver Spring Middle Schooler Found Unresponsive in School Bathroom

A seventh grade student at Colonel E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring died Monday from what Montgomery County Public Schools officials say are self-inflicted injuries. Detectives from Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division are investigating the death as a suicide. At about 2:29 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire Rescue Personnel were dispatched to […]

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February 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Police Respond to Barricade Situation in Silver Spring

UPDATED, Feb. 9, 2:37 p.m. Police said the man fatally shot himself. The situation is over, according to police. UPDATED, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. – Montgomery County Police say the man who barricaded himself on the property of  a landscaping company in Silver Spring is an employee of that company, Brookeville Landscape Supply. Police report that […]

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October 1, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Murder Suicide in Potomac

UPDATED Oct. 4 – Police have released more information in the death of Potomac resident Carolyn Mattingly. According to police, the medical examiner has ruled that Mattingly’s death is a homicide and her cause of death is a gunshot wound. Police have also released more information about the death of Andrew Racca. According to the medical examiner, […]

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