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NYPD Officer Jumps To His Death From Queens Rooftop

Queens, NY – Officials have confirmed that a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer jumped to his death from atop an apartment building in Flushing, Queens on Tuesday afternoon.

Police officials said that the officer jumped to his death just before 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 from the roof of the LeFrak City Apartments in Elmhurst, the New York Post reported.

The police department’s Medical Division is housed in that building but it wasn’t known whether the officer had been at an appointment there or was in the building for another reason, the Daily Mail reported.

NYPD officials did not immediately release the name of the fallen hero but said that he was a five-year veteran of the police force and was assigned to the 121st Precinct in Staten Island.

Sources and police records showed the officer joined NYPD in 2017 and was transferred to the precinct in Staten Island in September of 2022, the New York Post reported.

The officer was on restricted duty when he took his own life, according to sources.

Sources told the New York Post that the officer had been placed on desk duty and that officials had taken his weapon away from him.

However, no information was publicly available about why the officer had been re-assigned to Staten Island, nor why he had been placed on desk duty and disarmed, the New York Post reported.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell was on the scene of the officer’s death, the Daily Mail reported.

The officer was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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