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The commissioner of the greatest police department said that the department was in a “crisis” in the hands of three police officers killed themselves in for 10 days.
The New York city Police Commissioner, James O’neill, who described the situation on Friday, as a “mental health crisis” and said that the enforcement of the law as a whole, “have to deal with it.”
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His remarks came after the death of the Officer,, Michael Caddy, 29. The officer was killed at around 3:50 p.m. on Friday, outside the Staten Island precinct where he worked.
Caddy is a six-year veteran of the force, with a gun to shoot himself in a car, the Daily News reported. He was going through a divorce, and leave his wife and young child.
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The deputy director of the Steven Silk, a 39-year-old NYPD veteran, who was described by O’neill as “one of the most effective and reliable police force, this profession has ever seen,” was found dead in the borough of Queens, on the 5th of June, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The next day, the body of Detective Joseph Calabrian, 58, was found in new york city. The head of the Department for Terrence Monahan said the Calabrian “, held in New York to be safe for close to 4 decades.”
The people, the chief of police, said, “it can’t be allowed to go any further.”
“The Cops spend a lot of their time in assisting others. But before that we will be able to help the people we serve, it is imperative that we first have to help ourselves,” he said, urging those who are in need of help in the search for mental health assistance. “Accepting help is not a sign of weakness, it is, in fact, it is a sign of great strength.”
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, shared similar sentiments, urging the members of the NYPD, to “reach” for help in time of need.
According to the Blue H. E. L. P.), a non-profit organization that tracks law enforcement people, at least 91 police officers killed in 2019. In the course of the last decade, 48 of the NYPD officers committed suicide, The New York Times reported.