Tag: Calabrese, Joseph (1961-2019)

8th N.Y. Police Officer Dies by Suicide, Further Unsettling the Force

Another New York police officer killed himself Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of suicides that has claimed eight lives this year, rattled the nation’s largest police force and prompted commanders to issue urgent pleas to despondent officers to seek counseling. More police officers commit suicide every year than are killed in the line of duty; […]

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Fifth N.Y.P.D. Officer Since June Dies by Suicide, Police Say

A New York police officer was found dead at his Staten Island home on Saturday after shooting himself in what was the fifth police suicide in the city since June, officials said. Officials did not immediately release the officer’s name, rank or tenure with the department, however the Sergeants Benevolent Association said in a tweet […]

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A Police Chief’s Suicide, Then Painful Questions in ‘Hushed Tones’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks, 62, showed up for the retirement of a fellow officer a few weeks ago, one of countless ceremonial walkouts from a police station in his almost four decades on the job. His own mandatory […]

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