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Fourth NYPD Officer Dies by Suicide in the Last Three Weeks

A fourth NYPD officer has died by suicide in the last three weeks, escalating a recent crisis that has caused all levels of police leadership to speak out on the need for cops to look after their mental health and that of their colleagues.

Ofc. Kevin Preiss, a 24-year veteran assigned to the 50th Precinct in the Bronx who has a wife and several children, shot himself at his home on Long Island, law enforcement sources familar with the investigation told News 4 Thursday.

Frank Dowling, a psychiatrist and the medical advisor to POPPA — a confidential, nonprofit assistance program for NYPD officers — also tweeted the news.

Read more at NBC New York

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