A retired NYPD sergeant completed suicide early Wednesday morning. His wife discovered his body and reported it to local police.
According to the New York Post, 49-year-old Jose Pabon shot himself to death in a shed on the property of his his home in Goshen, which lies about 60 miles northwest of the city.
Pabon is the 11th active or retired cop to take his life this year
Editor's Note: If you or someone you know has ideation of suicide or is approaching crisis, please know that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Safe Call Now (1-206-459-3020) offers those services specifically for first responders.
On a website maintained by BlueH.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—a first responder need only enter a few data points—such as their location and what kind of assistance is needed—and the individual will be provided with a list of options for help from a searchable database dedicated to helping first responders find emotional, financial, spiritual, and other forms of assistance.