Oh No . . . Another NYPD cop commits suicide, NINTH this year

Oh No . . . Another NYPD cop commits suicide, NINTH this year
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A veteran cop became the ninth NYPD officer to commit suicide this year when he shot himself in the head at his Queens home Wednesday evening — just a day after a fellow city policeman killed himself, authorities said.

Robert Echeverria, 56, who was assigned to the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group and who worked for the department for more than 20 years, shot himself at his Laurelton home shortly after 6 p.m., police sources said.

Medics responded and rushed him to North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sources said.

A neighbor was stunned by the tragedy.

“This is heartbreaking to see a family torn apart no matter the situation,” said Brenden Betts, 23, who works for the Department of Transportation.

“Mental- health awareness is probably the number-one critical issue not being spoken of in this city today.”

The NYPD, reeling amid the rash of suicides, issued a tweet that said, “To anyone who may be struggling, know that there is support ­available.”

Echeverria’s death comes a day after NYPD Officer Johnny Rios fatally shot himself at about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Yonkers home he shared with his fiancée and her kids.

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    Thomas N. Kuss II · 6 days ago
    New York City police officer who radioed from child sex slaver Jeffrey Epstein’s high security prison cell the morning of his death the words “snapped neck” was discovered a few hours ago suicided with a bullet in his head—an initial assessment one would expect to come from a long-serving police official familier with such deaths—and was an assessment confirmed shortly after this NYPD senior officer was suicided by it shockingly being revealed that an autopsy showed Epstein’s neck bones were indeed broken—thus further confirming that the main suspect in Epstein’s now proven murder remains former President Bill Clinton... By Faal My Opinion: Hal there's a reason all these Cops are being Suicided with a little help from Contract Hitters. Just thought you'd like to know to have faith these Cops aren't Stupid Enough to Commit Suicide (without help - think about it)…