Colin Rossiter Death – An off-duty NYPD officer who passed away early Thursday morning in apparent suicide has been identified as 22-year-old Colin Rossiter. The deadly incident happened at his Staten Island home early Thursday, according to the New York City Police Department. The 22-year-old old died after he shot himself in the head at approximately 1:50 A.M., Thursday, March 3, 2023. The department says the incident is being investigated as a suicide as the officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Next to him, a gun was found. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors said he was dead. The young man was hired by the NYPD in October 2021 and worked midnight shifts, police sources said. His father, a retired NYPD sergeant, was the one who found him. Sources said that the officer worked in the 60th Precinct, which includes Coney Island, Brighton Beach, West Brighton Beach, and Sea Gate. Thursday, no one was home at his home in Staten Island.
Police say he was one of the officers who shot Jermaine Hickson, 42, in Coney Island in November 2022. He had been on the job for just over a year. A general look at the police lines that say “do not cross the tape.” The 22-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the authorities.
Police say that the young man just joined the NYPD in October 2021 and worked midnight shifts. The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is still looking into what happened, according to sources. They said there was nothing to suggest that the officers did anything wrong. The young cop is the third NYPD officer to kill himself so far this year.
Steven Hernandez, who joined the NYPD in 2017, died when he jumped off the roof of a building in Queens on January 10. Hernandez, a 30-year-old father of two, was found about 12:30 p.m. after he jumped from the LeFrak City Apartments in Elmhurst. Sources said he did this after leaving an appointment with a psychiatrist. In November 2022, Hernandez put up a number of disturbing posts on social media, including pleas like “Help me, please love me.”
Authorities say that ten days later, an off-duty cop shot himself in his car near Brookville Park in Queens. The 28th Precinct’s 53-year-old Jaswansingh Narain was found at 232nd Street and Lansing Avenue. Last month, a 22-year-old Bronx rookie cop was shot in his stationhouse in Edenwald. Officials said it was an attempt to kill himself. Police say that the officer, who has not been named, was found in the locker room of the 47th Precinct stationhouse and taken to Jacobi Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
In May 2022, Mayor Eric Adams chose his close friend Lisa White to be the Commissioner of Employee Relations for the NYPD. She is in charge of keeping an eye on the morale and mental health of cops. One police source told The Post that the department’s Early Intervention Unit doesn’t do enough to help officers with mental health problems because it is run by other officers and not by mental health professionals.
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