NYPD Housing Sargeant Likely Took Own Life in Jerome Park

Officer Likely Took Own Life in Jerome Park

by David Greene
NYPD detectives outside the Tideway where an off-duty NYPD Housing sergeant. Photo by David Greene

NYPD detectives outside the Tideway where an off-duty NYPD Housing sergeant was found dead. Photo by David Greene

An off-duty NYPD Housing Bureau police officer apparently taken his own life at his home, opposite the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Jerome Park section of the borough.
A small army of police were called to the “Tideway,” located at 3363 Sedgwick Avenue at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.
An ambulance leaves the scene at Sedgwick Avenue, minutes after the off-duty officer was declared dead. Photo by David Greene

An ambulance leaves the scene at Sedgwick Avenue, minutes after the off-duty officer was declared dead. Photo by David Greene

Police had briefly shutdown Sedgwick Avenue, where an ambulance was prepared to rush the still-unidentified officer to St. Barnabas Hospital with a police escort, when paramedics declared the officer dead at the scene.
Sedgwick Avenue was briefly shutdown as EMS prepared to transport the officer to St. Barnabas Hospital. Photo by David Greene

Sedgwick Avenue was briefly shutdown as EMS prepared to transport the officer to St. Barnabas Hospital. Photo by David Greene

Officials reported that the officer, a sergeant with the Public Service Area 7 which patrols housing complexes in the South Bronx, was discovered by his girlfriend when she returned home.
Detectives continue to investigate, but at this time officials have classified the case as a suicide.
Neighbors console one another after an off-duty NYPD sergeant was found dead inside his apartment. Photo by David Greene

Neighbors console one another after an off-duty NYPD sergeant was found dead inside his apartment. Photo by David Greene

One police source stated that the officer, who joined the NYPD in 2010, likely died from a single, self-inflicted gun shot wound.
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