Two police officers who took their own lives were named as: Sgt. Paul Accardo and Patrolman Lawrence Celestine, said Deputy Police Chief WJ Riley yesterday. Riley called the men "outstanding cops" who both used their own weapons to commit suicide.
Dozens of police officers have turned in their badges after dealing with the terrible situation in New Orleans. Riley says more than 100 officers may have been unable to reach command centers after being trapped in their homes after the hurricane.
Riley says the officers are affected by displacement of their families and not knowing where "wives or kids are." Officers have had to forage for food and water and are currently using the basement of Harrah's Casino as their own personal lavatory. Source