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Police try to hold back protesters who gathered to storm the U.S. Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. 

The number of officers who have died by suicide in wake of their response to the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol doubled late Monday, with the Metropolitan Police Department in the District of Columbia confirming the death of a third and fourth officer.

Officer Kyle DeFreytag, a 26-year-old Pennsylvania native, was found dead on July 10. He served in the city’s 5th District and was tasked with enforcing a curfew implemented the night of Jan. 6, after a mob made up of pro-Trump protesters breached the U.S. Capitol in a bid to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral win.

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