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A troubled Illinois woman who got a ride to the hospital from a police officer grabbed his service gun and killed herself as he drove, police said.

Stephanie Hicks, 20, of Alton Ill., was making the 10-mile trek from her home to Christian Hospital in St. Louis, where she planned to check herself in for mental health help, according to police. With temperatures near 100 degrees, the police officer, who was not identified, offered Hicks a ride as she crossed a bridge.

While it isn't typical protocol to allow courtesy rides, the officer called his supervisor to get permission, according to reports. He also allowed her to sit in the front seat, possibly because it was cooler there.

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So she leaves a suicide note and attempts it a year earlier but you don't believe that she shot herself with a gun? Denial much?

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Maybe it wasn't suicide.

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He obviously violated protocol - passengers go in the back seat.

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He obviously violated protocol - passengers go in the back seat.

While true I don't think it's right the mom is basically blaming the cop for killing her.

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^ Well, some cops do go bad.

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