At any time a suicide is a tragedy but at this festive tide it is especially so. By any account he had his retirement earned and paid for and he should have been a contented man.

One wonders if he could have been contented from the manner of his death. Was his conscience troubled? Had he done something wrong and he could not live with it? One can never say from looking at an officer what is bubbling away inside?

On the other hand he could just as easily have been a villain? We will all know in the fullness of time, but it sounds like a tragedy to us.

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