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NYPD police officer dies by suicide inside precinct: source

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Posted at 7:11 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 19:12:00-04

COLUMBUS CIRCLE — A New York City Police officer took her own life Friday, according to Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The officer killed herself inside of the police precinct, a source told PIX11 News. She had served on the force for five years, according to the source.

Officials said the call came in a 3 p.m. at 1 Central Park West. The building is home to the NYPD's Transit District 1, along with the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station served by the A, C, B, D, 1 and 2 trains.

Resources are available for the law enforcement community at pix11.com/OfficerMentalHealth.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). It’s a free, 24/7 service that offers support, information, and local resources. You can also click here for additional hotlines within the tri-state area and the nation.

Depression and suicidal thoughts are often exhibited in many ways. Warning signs for suicide can include, but are not limited to, talking about wanting to die; conveying feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or being a burden; and displaying extreme moods.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention advises that you do not leave the person alone, call a prevention hotline, and take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

For more information on suicide prevention, including additional resources and warning signs, you can visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website.