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  • The officer posted a series of disturbing social media posts in November 2022
  • The NYPD reportedly put him on desk assignment and took his service weapons before his death
  • New York City's police commissioner urged officers struggling with mental health issues to seek help

A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer died after jumping from the roof of a Queens building Tuesday following a psychiatrist appointment, police and reports said.

The 28-year-old officer was found shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after jumping from the top of the LeFrak City Apartments in Elmhurst, near where the NYPD Medical Division is located, the New York Post reported, citing police.

Unnamed police sources told the outlet that the cop had just left a department psychiatrist appointment before jumping to his death.

The name of the officer, who was reportedly a father of two, was not released as his family had not yet been notified of his death, police said.

The officer joined the force in 2017. He was transferred to the 121st Precinct in Staten Island in September last year.

The cop had been placed on restricted duty before his death, according to the sources.

However, it is unclear why the officer was put on desk assignment and had his service weapons taken away.

The unidentified officer posted a series of disturbing social media posts in November 2022, SILive reported.

On Nov. 10 last year, the officer wrote, "Please help me. Please love me. Please care for me. Please listen to me. PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH ME. PLEASE SPEND TIME ON ME!"

One friend responded, "Stay strong... You got this[,] think positive and all the people who love and care about you."

Two days earlier when the posts began, the officer wrote "Thank you for listening. Y'all know who you are."

His friends and family sent him messages of support.

"Just take everything one day at a time primo. Don't overthink things too much or get inside your own head. You've got this," one wrote.

New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell released a statement on the officer's death, saying: "We are saddened and mourn the loss of our member — an over five-year veteran of the department. Any loss that comes from our NYPD family deeply impacts all of us in the department. Our prayers and condolences are with his family and loved ones during this time."

Sewell also urged NYPD officers struggling with mental health issues to seek help.

"I want every member of the NYPD to know that your department is here for you. Before we can help others, we must ensure that we too are well," the commissioner said. "To our members who are struggling, I implore you to seek assistance from the resources available to you — either within or outside the department. Asking for help is one of the most courageous acts that you can perform."

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours a day.

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