Patrick Blanchard, a Minot Police Department Master Officer and Army Veteran committed suicide. Let’s take a closer look at Patrick Blanchard and why he committed suicide.
Who is Patrick Blanchard?
Patrick Blanchard, 37, worked for the Minot Police Department as a Master Police Officer. In July 2017, he joined the Minot Police Department. On December 28, 2022, he committed suicide. A Minot police officer was discovered dead on Wednesday following an apparent self-inflicted wound while off-duty. However, the cause of his death is unknown, and the police are still investigating.
What Happened to Patrick Blanchard?
On December 28, 2022, at around 10:45 p.m., the Minot Police Department requested assistance from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in finding an off-duty officer so that they may check on his welfare. McHenry County deputies located 37-year-old Master Officer Patrick Blanchard in his automobile outside Towner, North Dakota, at 11:30 p.m. Despite their best efforts to save his life, he was eventually confirmed dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound. Officer Blanchard, a veteran of the Army, joined the Minot Police Department in July 2017 and is survived by his two children. “Many days can be difficult for our officers and members of the Minot Police Police,” the department said in a statement.
Tributes to Patrick Blanchard:
John J Wiley stated on Twitter that Patrick Blanchard, a Master Police Officer for the Minot Police Department and an Army Veteran, was his name. He died via apparent suicide. Brother, take it easy—prayers for his blue and blood family. Eulene Grayson wrote: Our government is failing our American people because all they care about is the illegal aliens invading our country. We need more mental health care for everyone, especially first responders. The Law Enforcement Today Radio Show has been posted. Patrick Blanchard, a Master Police Officer for the Minot Police Department and an Army Veteran, was his name. He died via apparent suicide. Brother, take it easy—prayers for his blue and blood family.
Crystal Kenny added, Patrick, may you rest in peace. You will be sorely missed. Andrea, I love you. Crisis Care Chaplaincy has been posted. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Minot Police Department and Patrick Blanchard’s family. There are no words to explain how deeply we mourn Officer Blanchard’s death.