A police officer shot himself to death on Staten Island Friday, the third cop to do so in the past nine days, the NYPD said.
The latest tragedy happened about 3:45 pm on Wilcox St., near the 121st Precinct stationhouse. The officer used a gun to shoot himself inside a car. An off-duty officer discovered him.
NYPD cop kills self on Staten Island, third officer to commit suicide in nine days
The tragedy happened near the 121st Precinct on the North Shore. The officer used a gun to shoot himself inside a car. An off-duty cop discovered him.https://t.co/lCMrNAIOdk
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On June 5, Deputy Chief Steven Silks, 62, fatally shot himself not longer after filing his retirement papers. He was found shortly before dawn near Forest Hills Stadium in Queens.
The next morning, the NYPD frantically searched for a missing detective, Joseph Calabrese, 58, after his car was found near Plum Beach, alongside the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn. Calabrese’s body was found that afternoon.
The double dose of grief stunned the nation’s largest police department, with Police Commissioner James O’Neill and other police officials urging any despondent cop to ask for help — and imploring all cops to help any officer who appears to need it.
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