A New York Police Department officer has died by suicide, the eighth officer to do so this year, an official told CNN.
The officer, 35, was a seven-year veteran who was assigned to detail around Yankee Stadium. The officer did leave a suicide note. He was off-duty at the time,
According to CNN, of the eight NYPD officer suicides, six have happened since June. The department is working on spreading the word that it is OK to get help. The NYPD averages between four and five suicides a year, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a news conference in June when the suicide rate began to climb.