What is going on?! THIRD NYPD cop commits SUICIDE in the last 9 DAYS!

This is getting bizarre. An unidentified NYPD police officer killed himself by gunshot behind the Staten Island precinct building today.

And he’s the third of the department to commit suicide in the last nine days.

From the New York Post:

The officer was found inside of a vehicle on Wilcox St., behind the 121st Precinct with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just before 4 p.m., the sources said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources described the cop as a domestic violence officer with 7 years on the job. He was off duty when he took his life.



Very sad. Law enforcement officers have among the highest rates of suicide, likely because they have to deal with the worst aspects of our society.

But this makes it sound like there’s something even more sinister happening:

His death comes just one week after NYPD officials urged department members to speak up and seek treatment for any mental health issues — following the suicides of two veteran officers.

Homicide detective Joe Calabrese, 58, was found dead last Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at Brooklyn’s Plumb Beach. Steven Silks, the deputy chief of Patrol Borough Queens North, took his own life in a similar manner a day earlier. The 62-year-old was found just blocks away from his office at the 112th Precinct station house in Forest Hills.

Following those suicides, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said in a video posted to his Twitter account: “We’ve lost two of our members of service due to suicide and this is something we have to talk about. This isn’t something that we can just keep in whispered tones and not have the conversation…This has to be open. We need everyone in this agency to be willing to talk about this.”

That is alarming. It could be that one was close to the brink and hearing of a cop suicide pushes them over the edge. But whatever the reasoning is, let’s hope and pray that it stops.

Here’s a video from after the second suicide:

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Conserve 58
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IMO, three NYPD police officer suicides in nine days goes beyond being a coincidence or merely a mental health issue. We’re talking about 58 and 62 year old veteran officers that must have been close to retiring. The unidentified officer with seven years of experience worked in the domestic violence division. I’m having a hard time buying the mental health excuse because losing three officers via suicide within nine days is highly suspicious.

I feel for the families of these officers, especially if those families are questioning the mental health excuse.

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It also makes no sense to do it alone right behind your place of work. Something doesn’t quite add up.

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Is it me watching too many movies, or does this sound like there’s something more going on here? Is there something so corrupt about to be exposed or officers involved in something where they are taking their own lives because there’s no way out? It’s horrible and very sad for the families.

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How about there’s some really bad corruption that these officers knew about and now that there’s heat coming from Barr/Durham on down, the very bad guys involved didn’t want these officers being able to talk about what they knew?!

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We should all take a moment and pray for our Law Enforcement Officers, our Military and our Border Patrol and ICE agents. I’m certain they see some pretty wicked stuff and they need our prayers for protection of their heart, mind and soul. Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague… Read more »

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Avatarjoyfulgiver AMEN praying

Rae from Minnesota
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Avatarjoyfulgiver I sing that psalm often. It was arranged into the hymn, “On Eagles Wings.”
I can’t imagine what law enforcement goes through nowadays. My father was a beat cop and Patrolman in the 70’s and 80’s and he saw a lot then. These men and women have to be dealing with PTSD with the crimes going on today. Our church prays for all law enforcement and troops every weekend. Our pastor is deployed right now over in Afghanistan.

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These are not suicides. Dig deeper to get the truth.

joyfulgiver
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I thought the same thing…after, all it is NYC.

John Henry
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When the police chiefs, mayors, city councils and governors of craphole cities have the Leo’s hands tied from doing their job, I can see a stress factor that can build from within, that can lead to desperation.

Fire at Will
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Could someone please explain to me why these cops, if the stress was too high,
didn’t just quit?

Sentinel
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A sense of duty?

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Sentinel hit on it: Sentinel A sense of duty? It reminds me of a line from, The Virginian/James Drury, “When it comes to this way of making a living, it’s a lot easier to get started than it is to quit.” To quit or to seek help is viewed as a, “weakness.” In addition, LEO’s may fear being reviewed for, “fitness for duty,” if they need to speak to their priest or a mental health professional for fear of losing their job and the stigma of being retired for, “mental health reasons.” I, personally and working within a Coroner Division, have seen that it can be: personal relationship issues as well as the ghosts of the horrific images of the scenes that remain in one’s mind that a LEO encounters over their years of service. Whether those images are of accidental circumstances (car crashes, child deaths, body mutilations within those… Read more »

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Too many suicides in too few days to me equals murders, not suicides! Officers who knew too much about some really bad stuff that some powerful evil people are willing to do anything to prevent coming out!

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Sounds like they have broken up something over there and the Chickens have come home to roost,or maybe Serpico all over again

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“This is getting bizarre. An unidentified NYPD police officer killed himself by gunshot behind the Staten Island precinct building today. And he’s the third of the department to commit suicide in the last nine days.” Hmmmmm, well let’s try to put this together, shall we? We will need to think like a democrat for this…How far is Chappequa, NY from The City, and what sort of relationship might these officers have had with the Clinton Foundation or family? Doesn’t Chelsea Clinton-Mezvinsky live in NYC and hasn’t she also been closely associated with the Clinton Foundation? Likewise, Jack-of-all-trades and dude always being bailed out by the Clintons and their associates, “Tony” Rodham, who was helping with the Haiti rebuild the Clinton Foundation was allegedly going to contribute to, but oddly did not, could be paying back his debts to big sister….either way, I’m thinkin’ there could be a connection with the… Read more »

Lillie Belle
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@Charlie Tony Rodham died last week.

Charli
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Curiouser and Curiouser…and even suspicious. According to Wikipedia, “Rodham died on June 7, 2019, at the age of 64; his death was announced by his sister on Twitter on June 9. The cause of death was not announced” Hillary Tweets his death and there is no known cause announced.

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With all due respect, I think your theory is a little far-fetched. Seeing a Clinton conspiracy in this seems a little like the way a lot of liberals blame Trump for things he has nothing to do with.

Charli
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I am aware that it is far-fetched; I suppose I should have ended it with “/sarc”

LAPhil
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OK, sorry about that. It’s just that there are so many conservative posters who DO think that way.

Charli
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No need to apologize, Phil…I failed to make myself clear and that is my fault. I am not one of those foil hat wearing radicals who see conspiracies in everything….well, I guess I DO see conspiracies in many things, but generally wait to see how the story grows! LOL wink

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Personally I have come to the realization that there really is not much of anything that is too far fetched when it comes to the Clinton Crime Family!

Dramamama60
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Prayers to his family and friends! I imagine these poor police officers are struggling under the current mayor and govenor!!

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Prayers for their families and the officers who knew them. praying

Patriot1633
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Yes, prayers indeed & Amen.

Suicides for LEO’s most years exceed the yearly, “line of duty deaths.” Unlike military veterans who have a specific line on a death certificate to denote if they were a veteran and in combination with the manner of death (natural, suicide, homicide, accidental, undetermined), there isn’t such for an LEO that wasn’t a military veteran. It would be merely their name, type of employment, and manner of death (just as any other civilian).

This is a very grave issue that has been going on for years with little attention. (For more info search, “The pain behind the badge.”)

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Sounds like 2 of them committed suicide in a public area, and I can’t tell by the description of where the 3rd one did if it was a public area. Just that, to me, is weird. I guess protecting their families from finding them.

Charli
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OR, they were suicided!

Molon labe
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The more likely alternative in my estimation. We’re not in Kansas anymore people. There is a degree of evil running rampant now that we’ve never before seen!

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I wonder if people ever think of what a demoralizing and destructive effect that kind of thing has on their families, friends, and (in this case) the morale of their coworkers.

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….great points you make.

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No, it is an entirely selfish act.

Hidyho
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Well, in the 1st place, they are not thinking rationally if suicide is a viable option, so, yes, thinking about loved ones and THEIR feelings would probably not come into play here. That is the mental sickness part of suicide. They are not right in their heads..

Renny
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Suicide comes as part of insanity. A broken person. Too broken to think clearly.

Drkjk
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A statistical anomaly.

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More than likely it’s a coincidence and it’s the high stress and horrors of the job unless there’s something that could tie them together somehow.

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I don’t know why anybody in their right mind would want to be a cop in ANY large, Democrat run city in America today.

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Because most cops ‘adhere’ to their oath of office: “…that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Good cops don’t like bad cops either.

Sentinel
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One of three things:

1) It is what it appears to be – which is horrible.
2) These are assassinations, made to look like suicides.
3) DeBlasio or Cuomo (or both) are demoralizing the police with their liberal rules and BS.

Regardless, this must end immediately. I hope they get the help they need and prayers to their families.

Hidyho
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One other option, they’re dirty cops, being closed in on, they chose this way out? Not a happy thought, but it happens.

bigsir74
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That’s what I am thinking hidyho, a re-run of Serpico

Hidyho
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That movie lives 4EVER in my head!

bigsir74
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Me too.whenever I am scrolling the menu of the TV and see Serpico listed That is where I will be watching.When I was in LE I got to play the UC game for 12 years.Most exciting part of my career.Thanks for the response.

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Wow…I cannot IMAGINE that world or life…I admire anyone who can do it, and then successfully re-enter a normal, routine life. (whatever that may be lol) And admire even more, the loved ones who have to let love be the guiding force, when married to a person w/ such a career. God bless all those willing to do that work..and thank you for your sacrifice in that area!

bigsir74
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Thanks for the nice comments Hidyho.Two points you covered.The solid Marriage is a must,and communications.She does not need to know all the details,she needs a number to call If I was to be delayed for several hours.They will only say yeah we know where he is and he is ok,Bye.

Sentinel
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I suppose that’s possible. Still sad imo.

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I’m thinking they got to close to Anthony Weiner’s lap top.

Sentinel
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I don’t know why that made me laugh, but…

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The left loves this so very sadly..:( RIP Sir and thank you for your service)
These people are just that..human beings with families going out into the lions den everyday and having trash despicable trash thrown at them constantly…Their goal..a Tyrannical “National police force” aka army.

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