NYPD officer dies by suicide, fifth since June

NEW DORP, Staten Island (WABC) -- Another member of the NYPD has died by suicide - making it the fifth one since June.

The officer took his life on Saturday afternoon on Staten Island.

The Sergeant's Benevolent Association tweeted saying,

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement saying these tragedies cannot continue.

If you or anyone you know is having trouble coping, you are urged to call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

NYPD officers can call the Employee Assistance Unit at 646-610-6730 or the Chaplains Unit at 212-473-2363

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