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Is it Compulsory for Gardai to be present at the scene of a suicide?

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    Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ Paddy223


    I lost a 2nd cousin of mine to suicide two months ago. It was deepening saddening for her family and a very traumatic time. . Her partner and her were split at the time before the death but still remained in the same household although her partner planning on moving out a week later. But listen I am not one to jump to conclusions but the thing that bugged me the most was when her partner rang the emergency services the Gardai never came so I guess Is this normal? Is it not compulsory for Gardai to be present at the scene of a suicide? Also her clothes were placed in a bag with her phone and belongings and these never reappeared again. Gardai didn't take the clothes nor did they examine the scene. Do any of you guys have any knowledge in regards to this and is it strange?


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    Paddy223 wrote: »
    I lost a 2nd cousin of mine to suicide two months ago. It was deepening saddening for her family and a very traumatic time. . Her partner and her were split at the time before the death but still remained in the same household although her partner planning on moving out a week later. But listen I am not one to jump to conclusions but the thing that bugged me the most was when her partner rang the emergency services the Gardai never came so I guess Is this normal? Is it not compulsory for Gardai to be present at the scene of a suicide? Also her clothes were placed in a bag with her phone and belongings and these never reappeared again. Gardai didn't take the clothes nor did they examine the scene. Do any of you guys have any knowledge in regards to this and is it strange?

    V strange that. My dad died by suicide and guards attended. I thought it was the norm. They would surely have to be content there was no foul play. I believe guards attended the inquest too


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    Paddy223 wrote: »
    I lost a 2nd cousin of mine to suicide two months ago. It was deepening saddening for her family and a very traumatic time. . Her partner and her were split at the time before the death but still remained in the same household although her partner planning on moving out a week later. But listen I am not one to jump to conclusions but the thing that bugged me the most was when her partner rang the emergency services the Gardai never came so I guess Is this normal? Is it not compulsory for Gardai to be present at the scene of a suicide? Also her clothes were placed in a bag with her phone and belongings and these never reappeared again. Gardai didn't take the clothes nor did they examine the scene. Do any of you guys have any knowledge in regards to this and is it strange?
    Sorry to hear of your loss btw


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    Paddy223 wrote: »
    I lost a 2nd cousin of mine to suicide two months ago. It was deepening saddening for her family and a very traumatic time. . Her partner and her were split at the time before the death but still remained in the same household although her partner planning on moving out a week later. But listen I am not one to jump to conclusions but the thing that bugged me the most was when her partner rang the emergency services the Gardai never came so I guess Is this normal? Is it not compulsory for Gardai to be present at the scene of a suicide? Also her clothes were placed in a bag with her phone and belongings and these never reappeared again. Gardai didn't take the clothes nor did they examine the scene. Do any of you guys have any knowledge in regards to this and is it strange?

    Yes Garda are usually first responders in a suicide. Death in suspicious circumstances till informed otherwise of tragedy.

    Sorry for your loss, try not over think it.


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    Thanks for the kind messages. I just found the whole thing very strange how the Gardai had no input. Would the emergency service responder not notify them?


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    Paddy223 wrote: »
    Thanks for the kind messages. I just found the whole thing very strange how the Gardai had no input. Would the emergency service responder not notify them?

    As soon as a call is made for a first responder and suicide is mentioned police are radioed straight away. If suspected suicide it’s a crime scene until it’s verified no foul play.


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    As soon as a call is made for a first responder and suicide is mentioned police are radioed straight away. If suspected suicide it’s a crime scene until it’s verified no foul play.

    So I guess it's a possibility that the person who rang the emergency services could of said it was a suspected heart attack or otherwise?


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    Paddy223 wrote: »
    So I guess it's a possibility that the person who rang the emergency services could of said it was a suspected heart attack or otherwise?

    They could of but the phone call will be read into record In the coroners court.


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