NYPD Officer Puts Gun In Mouth, Threatens To Kill Himself During Traffic Stop

An NYPD officer who was pulled over on his way to work put his gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself.

Long Island, NY – A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer put his gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself when he was stopped by Long Island police for a traffic violation.

The incident occurred as the officer was on his way to work at an NYPD precinct in Brooklyn, sources told the New York Post.

Police sources who know the officer said that the Long Island officers who stopped him had to convince him to put his weapon down, and then they called for backup.

“They had to talk him out of it,” a police source told the New York Post.

The officer, who was not in uniform when he was stopped, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center.

“I never would have expected him to do this,” one source told the New York Post.

NYPD has been facing an epidemic of suicides of crisis proportions this year, with at least 10 officers and officials having taken their own lives in 2019.

Numerous experts have pointed to the swell of anti-cop sentiment in the city as a big part of the problem, according to the New York Post.

“The abuse they have to put up with is taking a toll,” John Petrullo, director of the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance, has said in the past.

Officers complain that despite the ghastly number of suicides this year, NYPD isn’t doing enough to provide the help to stop it, according to the New York Post.

“This is a real issue and as long as they keep acting like it’s not, it’s going to keep happening,” a police source said.

The City of New York’s Department of Investigation polled NYPD retirees in September and learned that numerous former officers had considered asking for help but never followed through because they feared their career would be negatively impacted, the New York Post reported.

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Budbruce
Budbruce

The things that they have to see and live with, coupled with the way they are treated they need to do everything they can to help these officers. Blue Lives Matter.

Usaf9000
Usaf9000

The worst thing they have to live with is the New York Mayor & Chief of Police.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

The situation there needs to be turned inside out and thoroughly examined. Not as a witch-hunt, but as a first priority to fix whatever is so thoroughly broken. These LEOs are defenders of the people on behalf of the state. They need the confidence of the former, and the full support of the latter. Bipartisan sniping by reptilian vote-beggars is corroding everything for everyone.

NYPD
NYPD

Thank god he didn’t. NYPD has suffered more than enough loss due to self inflicted gun shot wounds this year.

Jones24
Jones24

If NY backed it’s officers more....

LEO0301
LEO0301

The rank and file need to send a message to the decision makers. I'm pretty sure state laws prohibit a strike but a work slow down is something that may work. When crime numbers go up, the bosses will be the ones to take the heat.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Thank God they were able to talk him out of it. I pray he gets the help he needs 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸

Fire0462
Fire0462

Our police officers are treated like our veterans from Vietnam when they came home..why ? They protect the innocent and remove the criminals as best they can.. Support our police and our troops.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This is so sad. Too bad the mayor and the commissioner don't give a crap. 🤔👎

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder about how the fire department feels about the police having a firetruck. I wonder if they think that the firetruck represents an encroachment on their public services "turf." Maybe they are thinking: "sell that truck and use the money to replace all of these suicidal NYPD officers with non-suicidal ones."

VicG
VicG

Thank God they were able to talk him out of taking his own life. Hang in there Brother, there's help available, take it...

61mouse
61mouse

Having O'Neil and DEbozo at the helm DOESN'T help. I'd say they are the.problem !!!!

Badge204
Badge204

They are correct. As effecting their job. They knew that if you allowed others to see your weakness. You were treated differently by everyone. Including the higher ups. You would be reassign to office work. Or bullied into leaving.
One of my coworkers. Witnesses a officers death, I found a officer, cuffed with his cuffs and shot with his service weapon. Higher ups came to scene. Stated Suicide with no investigations done on a unattended Death scene.
I WAS NEVER once ask are you ok. The other coworker reported he was placed on medication. He was immediately removed for patrol ,weapons removed, placed on limited duty. No one cared and the higher officials do not, still today. We are just a number a BADGE NUMBER. We are replaceable. The job is very stressful. You deal with others on a daily bases. You see and smell death. One day those problems come knocking on your door. How do you ask for help? You can not wear a uniform to and from work because someone wants to kill you. Your family becomes a target because your career. We chose this job because we wanted it. It changes us just like the military changing so many. MENTAL HEALTH IS SO IMPORTANT. If you are reading this and I know you understand it. Ask for help. It is there for you. Good luck in your career GOD SPEED

FredP
FredP

Here's another broken soul thanks to that miserable Muslem in Gracey Mansion!

AppreciateU
AppreciateU

Praying for all our police officers. They have always had a hard job to do, protecting all of us. But since this awful rhetoric started by Obama it's gotten worst. Please when you see an officer tell them "Thank you for their service" We all need encouragement from time to time, so do they. Praying for this officer & his family & friends.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Look no further than the element on the streets that these officers have to deal with on a call by call basis. Having said that, the street scum isn't worth taking your own life for. I have had people tell me that I deal with it well, but that one day it will all boil over. My gift is bad memory. I honestly forget cases I worked a few weeks ago. So far that's how I deal with it. Every now and then I'll come home after a sad case and say a prayer for the family. Faith doesn't hurt either.

beglove
beglove

I sent this up to NY the last time a couple of weeks ago, about suicide and depression.

tfort
tfort

That’s one to get out of a ticket.

Chip Besterd
Chip Besterd

That cop should NEVER be allowed to be armed again! Obvious mental problems!