(Tea Party 247) – As the trend of throwing water on NYPD officers capture’s the nation’s attention, the NYPD will be quietly burying one of their own.
Sadly, it is an officer who has taken his own life.
According to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, this latest officer is the fifth to do so in just sixty days.
The officer was found by his colleagues in his Staten Island Home around 2pm, according to law enforcement officers that spoke with Fox News.
They had been concerned when he didn’t show up for work, and had gone to his home to check on him.
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted that a sergeant had taken their own life.
Once again terrible news. Tonight the NYPD lost a sergeant to suicide. We ask that everyone pray for his family, friends and Co-workers. The NYPD continues to go through a difficult time. We know you won’t call the Dept if you need help please call the SBA please! 🙏➕👮♀️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/e473M5MuWK
— SBA (@SBANYPD) July 27, 2019
The NYPD Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information released a statement in which he encouraged any officers who are struggling to seek help:
“The tragic news today that another member of the NYPD has been lost to suicide breaks our hearts, and is a deep sorrow felt by all of New York City. To every member of the NYPD, please know this: it is okay to feel vulnerable. It is okay if you are facing struggles. And it is okay to seek help from others.”
“You may not know this, and it may be hard to imagine, but you are not out there all by yourself. More people than you know, who wear the same uniform as you do, share the same doubts and fears and struggles that you do. Seeking help is strength. Talking about your problems is strength. Acknowledging you need a place to turn is strength. There is no shame here — only a promise to provide you with the help and support you need and deserve.”
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association offered no details beyond the officer’s rank.
“The NYPD mourns the loss of one of NY’s Finest who died by suicide today,” Monahan tweeted. “We must continue to stand together, look out for one another & support our fellow cops during this tragedy. Help is always available—within the department or on the outside. You’re never alone.”
According to the non-profit Blue H.E.L.P., who tracks law enforcement suicides, at least 106 officers have killed themselves in 2019.
The same organization recorded 167 verified officer suicides in 2018 and 169 in 2017.
These people make the choice to put their own lives on the line to keep their communities safe.
Day in and day out, they risk their own backs to protect good people and take down bad guys.
And yet, they have never been more demonized. Right now, New Yorkers have so much brazen contempt for police officers, that they don’t even hesitate to throw water at them, laughing hysterically.
How have we allowed this much hatred for the people who show us the highest sacrifice?