NYPD officer fatally shoots himself at home

The officer is the eighth city cop to die by suicide this year

By Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Another NYPD cop took his own life early Tuesday, shooting himself inside his Yonkers home, sources said.

The off-duty seven-year veteran of the department left a note when he shot himself in the head about 3:30 a.m., sources said.

His fiancee was in the home when he shot himself. He died at the scene.

He is the eighth NYPD cop to take his own life this year. Four officers killed themselves just last month.

[Read: Steps leaders can take to prevent officer suicide]

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan last month encouraged officers to seek mental health counseling if they were having suicidal thoughts and said they would not risk losing their jobs if they did so.

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