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4th suspected suicide this month for New York City police

June 27, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer has died in a suspected suicide, the fourth such death in the department this month.

Police say the off-duty officer was found dead late Wednesday at his Hicksville, Long Island, home.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill has declared a mental health crisis in the department amid a recent spate of officer suicides.

He has sent messages reminding officers of available resources and urging them to seek help .

Deputy Chief Steven Silks was found dead in a police vehicle in Queens on June 5.

Detective Joseph Calabrese was found the next day at a Brooklyn beach.

Eight days later, 29-year-old officer Michael Caddy killed himself on Staten Island.

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