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Washington, DC officer who responded to Capitol riot is third to die by suicide

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Two other officers have ended their own lives following the deadly attack

A third police officer who responded to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has died by suicide seven months after the deadly attack, authorities said Monday. 

Gunther Hashida was found dead inside his home on July 29, the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department said. It was unclear how he killed himself or if his response to the Capitol contributed to his death. 

"We are grieving as a Department as our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida's family and friends," the MPD said. 

Hashida had been with the department since 2003 and was assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division