(POLICE MAG) – An officer with the New York Police Department died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Queens on Wednesday evening—the ninth NYPD officer to complete suicide in 2019.
According to ABC News, this is the seventh time since June that an NYPD officer has died by suicide, and the second death by suicide in the span of just more than 24 hours.
The 56-year-old officer – who has worked for the department for more than 20 years – shot himself at his Laurelton home.
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The name of the officer has not been released.