Retired NYPD cop killed himself at Orange County home

Retired NYPD cop killed himself at Orange County home

September 12, 2019

A retired NYPD sergeant committed suicide early Wednesday at his upstate New York home, police sources said.

Jose Pabon, 49, shot himself in the head at his home in the Orange County town of Goshen at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, sources said.

Pabon retired from the NYPD four years ago.

A disturbing spate of suicides has rocked the NYPD this year, claiming the lives of nine active-duty officers as well as now two retired sergeants.

It has prompted the department to work to overhaul its suicide prevention protocols.

In August, veteran NYPD Officer Robert Echeverria fatally shot himself, making him the ninth active-duty city copy to commit suicide this year.

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