Hero Down: NYPD Sgt. Terrance 'Mac' McAvoy Found Dead From Suicide

New York Police Sergeant Terrance McAvoy was found dead from suicide on Saturday in his Staten Island home.

Staten Island, NY – New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Terrance “Mac” McAvoy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his New Dorp home on Saturday.

Sgt. McAvoy was assigned to the Brooklyn Transit unit, but had served most of his eight-year career in the NYPD in the 72nd Precinct before his promotion to sergeant.

The 30-year-old sergeant was found dead inside his home on July 27 with a gun near his body, the New York Daily News reported.

Friends said that when Sgt. McAvoy did not report to work, some fellow officers went to his home to check on him and found him deceased.

“For those who did not know him, Sergeant McAvoy was a highly respected veteran of the NYPD, working in the 72nd precinct before being promoted to SGT in Brooklyn Transit. He had made and assisted on hundreds of arrests and had made an impact on making New York City a safer place for all of us,” a friend who worked with the sergeant wrote on Facebook.

“He loved being a Police Officer; it was his dream job from an early age. A 'walking patrol guide', he was an inexorable beacon of knowledge and professionalism. He was more than just a cop, however; a deeply spiritual and intellectual person, Terrance was a once-in-a-lifetime friend,” the post continued.

“Anyone who knew him will tell you he was the happiest person they knew. There were no bad days with Terrance, and to be around him was to laugh until your abdominal muscles hurt and your cheeks were sore. A deeply patriotic American, Terrance embodied what it means to be proud of one's country,” the friend wrote. “Above all else, Terrance cared immensely about his family and friends, having been the best man at three weddings and the godfather to three children. The world is a shade darker without him.”

Visitation for Sgt. McAvoy will be held on July 31 and Aug. 1 at Harmon Funeral Home on Forest Avenue in Staten Island. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Blessed Sacrament, followed by a burial immediately after at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Sgt. McAvoy was the fifth NYPD officer to die by his own hand in the past two months, bringing the department’s total number of officer suicides in 2019 to seven.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of New York Police Sergeant Terrance McAvoy, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

FBI investigation needed here to make sure what we think happened is what really happened.

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

As I have said before, these are always sad and preventable tragedies.

With that said, the "we want them to know that there is no shame (blah, blah, blah)" crap from administrators is one of the main reasons LEO's will not ask for help.

Before the resident idiots and cop-haters chime in with their fantasy view of a cops life I only ask one thing of anybody on here that does now or ever has worn a badge. Please absolutely ignore these idiots. No response, no remarks, no anything. Do not give them the satisfaction of knowing that you may even have read their rubbish.

The reality is that anyone with even a month on the road has learned that asking for assistance, as these political mopes espouse, is a guaranteed end to your career. Always has been, always will be. The "confidentiality" bullshit is exactly that. The minute a LEO would walk out of a Drs' office after discussing depression or anxiety they will be reported to their Department. Not maybe. Absolutely. It is not only the Law, but precedence in the civil arena.

It wouldn't take long before the word got down to supervisors and your assignments would be changed (for the worse) and the silent treatment begins. Your co-workers pick up on these changes almost instantly, probably unconsciously. Pretty soon your cover always seems to get lost, you realize you haven't been door-to-door in a month and everybody is too busy for coffee. Then comes that fateful event...probably something that you and everybody else has been doing for years...followed by IA.

So, bosses: Until you get off your collective political asses and hold your staff accountable for maintaining real confidentiality, actually support your Officers when they do their jobs and quit screwing the troops, this stuff will continue.

My 27 years on, now retired for 12, allows me to pontificate.

Be safe out there and ignore the trolls.

PB62
PB62

Something isn't right. I don't believe these are suicides.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Absolutely Breaks My Heart ~ Officers PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Don't take this option -- Please Talk to someone -- This YOUNG Man (Only 30 years Old) I have a Child his age - as a Parent I would be absolutely Devastated if someone came to my door to make notification my child \ Loved One has passed. Your in Pain and Feel there is No Way Out -- It's NOT TRUE -- !! Please contact someone ANYONE - Talk to a Stranger - Talk to me - Just PLEASE DON'T DO THIS !! Rest in Peace Sergeant McAvoy - May you be with the Angels ~

Yomama
Yomama

Can't help but wonder if he was one of the 9 to view the video on the Wiener laptop.

jimmyfboyd1234
jimmyfboyd1234

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Georgiawst
Georgiawst

Serious Investigations need to be done on this Police Dept and Mayor Deblasio .. reeks more of Homicide than Suicide. Investigators need to come from other Organization who could not be blackmailed into with holding evidence or making false statements.

61mouse
61mouse

I have a feeling your going to see more . Seeing the police chiefs , mayor, commissioner all say their guilty of something even before they investigate

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

FBI time. Might have been a murder dressed up to look like a suicide. We owe it to Sgt. McAvoy's memory to not jump to conclusions about how he died before the investigation is over.