An under-pressure police officer killed himself weeks after being told he could lose half his salary or face dismissal due to unsatisfactory performance.
Raymond Thwaites, devoted husband and father of two young boys, hanged himself in the garage of his semi-detached home in Ditton on Sunday, April 30.
An inquest heard the 40-year-old Metropolitan police constable, who had served with the force since 2007, had been placed on gardening leave after reporting depression and suicidal thoughts in December shortly after a cancer scare.
He was prescribed antidepressants, went on a course of counselling and, as a result, his condition improved.Shortly before his return to work at the end of Mar...
PFOA assisted by offering counselling/coaching support to officer’s family. A respite break was granted to allow the officer and his family to get away and spend some valuable time together as a family unit.
The PFOA purchased a new cross trainer and have loaned this to the officer to enable him to remain active and hopefully return to Ops.
PFOA arranges support for the officers involved prior to the Inquest and after by way of a respite breaks and NLP Coaching or Counselling.