This post by Law dog kinda strikes a cord...
Suicide* is one of the most passive-aggressive actions one can take in this world. Forcing another to pull the trigger for you (usually because you don't have the balls to shuffle yourself off this mortal coil) is the worst form of of "I'll show them all!" bullshit that I can think of.
I was gonna post in LD's comments, but I figured maybe posting it on my own blog was a better idea. My heart goes out to the officer Law Dog's talking about, and said officer's family.
*This does not include those with serious, painful, and terminal conditions. You're about to die from lukemia (or similar), you have every right to end that pain.