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Off-duty NYPD officer dies from suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

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An off-duty New York City police officer was found dead Saturday afternoon from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound, a department spokesman confirmed to Fox News.

The officer’s colleagues found him dead in his Staten Island home around 2 a.m., law enforcement sources said. They were concerned when he did not show up for work and went to check on him.

No additional information has been released by the NYPD. The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted that the officer was a sergeant, but not all, of the details

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The district is the fifth member of the NYPD committed suicide since the beginning of the month of June.

The New York city Police Commissioner, James O’neill, who last month said that the department was in a “crisis” in the hands of three senior officers took their own lives over a 10-day period of time.

“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,” O’neill said at the time. “Accepting help is not a sign of weakness, it is, in fact, it is a sign of great strength.”

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According to the Blue H. E. L. P.), a non-profit organization that tracks law enforcement people, at least 106 police officers have been put in by 2019. The same organization is recorded, 167 of the checks, officer suicides in 2018, with a total of 169 in 2017.

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