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Chicago cop 'overwhelmed' by violence, kills self

(CHICAGO.CBSLOCAL) — The Chicago Police Department is one of many around the nation that now accepts that law enforcement officers, like America’s combat soldiers, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker profiles a family that believes one of their own — a third generation cop — was afflicted with PTSD when he took his own life last month.

Erin Healy Ross recalls her brother, 38-year-old police officer Ryan Healy.

“I received a text from him saying that he had decided to die and that he would be in the house,” she recalls.