NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Another member of the NYPD community has died of an apparent suicide.
Police say a retired NYPD Transit sergeant shot himself in the head in a transit parking lot on Arthur Kill Road near Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.READ MORE: Lionel Virgile Accused Of Throwing Bleach In Officer's Face, Tossing Lit Molotov Cocktail At Other Officers In Brooklyn
Investigators say the death happened Saturday, but that the retired sergeant’s name is being withheld until his or her family are properly notified.READ MORE: Producer Scott Rudin Will 'Step Back' From Broadway Duties After Allegations Of Abusive Behavior
The previously reported NYPD suicide happened in mid-August when an officer’s wife found him shot in a house in the Laurelton section of Queens, a day after a 7-year veteran who had been temporarily assigned to Yankee Stadium was found dead.
So far the NYPD has seen suicides involving nine officers who were on active duty this year, compared to four reported in all of 2018.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Allegedly Using Anti-Asian Slurs, Harassing Undercover Officer In Queens
Law enforcement officers in crisis should reach out for help by texting “BLUE” to 741741 and see the list of other resources on nypdnews.com/blue741741/.