A New York Police Department official was found dead on a Staten Island homicide Saturday, police said. The death of the officer marks theof a NYPD member since June, including a respected boss and seasoned detective.
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted that a sergeant committed suicide today. An organization spokesman identified the sergeant as a single man.
The NYPD bureau of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information issued a statement Encourage Officers to Seek Help When They Fight:
"The tragic news today that another member of the NYPD has been lost through suicide is breaking our hearts and is a profound sorrow felt throughout New York City For each member Please know the following: It's okay to feel vulnerable, it's okay to face fighting, and it's okay to seek help from others, maybe you do not know that and It's hard to imagine, but you are not alone out there.More people than you know, who wear the same uniform as you, share the same doubts and fears and struggles as you.Searching for help is strength. About your pro Speaking is Strength One place to turn your attention to is the kind of support you need and deserve.
The deaths are part of a worrying trend across the country, with at least 167 police officers killed by suicide in 2018 – 9 percent more than in the service, according to the nonprofit Blue Help in Massachusetts.
that police kill themselves 30 percent higher than the US public.