From CNN: NYPD has reported a 30 year old, 8-year veteran officer committed suicide by self inflicted gunshot wound Saturday. This is part of a local trend in NYPD as they add this to the list of 7 officers from NYPD to commit suicide this year, and among 100 other officers nationwide from January to a June of 2019.
NYPD’s suicide rate this year is already nearly double their number of law enforcement suicides last year, which have held at “4-5” suicides a year for the past 5 years.
NYPD leadership made clear that this trend is a “mental health crisis”, stated by Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
It is truly a crisis that is rising at an alarming rate. Studies have found officer and firefighters are more likely to die from suicide than in the line of duty deaths.
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You can read the full, well written, story here by By Mark Morales and Steve Almasy at CNN.
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