A NYPD officer has reportedly died by suicide in Queens, marking the ninth such death this year.
The off-duty officer was found Wednesday dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Their identity has not been given. The death also marks the seventh suicide death for NYPD since June and the second this week.
The recent deaths have prompted Police Commissioner O’Neill and Chief of Department Terrence Monahan to convene mental health experts to discuss the issue. Officials are considering several possible solutions, including putting peer counselors and clinicians in each precinct.