GOSHEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There has been another suicide involving the NYPD.

This time, a former officer has taken his own life at his home in Orange County.

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The Sergeants Benevolent Association says retired Sgt. Jose “Joey” Pabon shot and killed himself Wednesday at his home in Goshen.

Pabon’s wife reportedly discovered his body inside a shed on their property. He did not leave behind any note.

The veteran officer was 49 years-old. He retired from the department just four years ago from the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

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Pabon is the 11th active or retired officer to commit suicide this year.

The NYPD has listed the following resources for officers in need of help.


  • Employee Assistance Unit: 646-610-6730
  • Chaplains Unit: 212-473-2363
  • POPPA (independent from the NYPD): 888-267-7267
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  • NYC WELL: Text, call, & chat www.nyc.gov/nycwell
  • Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Law enforcement officers can text BLUE to 741741 (non-law enforcement can text TALK to 741741)
  • Call 911 for emergencies