COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — During a Suicide Prevention Summit for El Paso County, officials announced veteran suicides were down by nearly 10% in 2022 from the previous year.

According to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office, 2021 was a particularly troubling year when it came to veteran suicides. During the Suicide Prevention Summit, El Paso County Coroner Leon Kelly reported of the 176 cases from 2021, 30% had a military connection. That was a 10% increase from 2020.