A 29-year veteran of the New Police Department Second Grade Det. Paul Federico has committed suicide at his mother’s house, authorities said.
His death mark the first cop suicide this year in New York. Last year, the department recorded 10 suicide deaths. National statistics shows 228 officers took their own lives last year.
As at the time of this report, the motive for the suicide has not yet being established. It’s also not known at the moment if he left behind a suicide note.
Most police suicides in America are traced to mental health issues, sources say.