NEW YORK - City police officers who are struggling are being urged to reach out for help after an eighth member of the department committed suicide early Tuesday morning.
Sources say the 35-year-old off-duty officer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Yonkers.
The Yonkers Police Department says the officer was pronounced dead at the scene around 3 a.m.
Sources say the officer was a seven-year veteran who had been assigned to work in the Bronx.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted his condolences, calling this latest case "heartbreaking".
The mayor is urging officers to reach out for yourself or a loved one in need.