An off-duty NYPD officer was on his way home from work when his vehicle collided with a Parks Department garbage truck in the Bronx on Wednesday morning, according to the New York Post.

The rookie officer—identified as 28-year-old Brian Kessler—had just finished working his shift working security at One Police Plaza.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The New York Police Benevolent Association said on Facebook, "Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our brother, P.O. Brian Kessler, who was killed in a vehicle collision on his way home from work this morning. He was just 28 years old and had less than nine months on the job."

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