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NYPD cop, 34, is found dead in his Manhattan apartment after shooting himself in the head - the second officer to commit suicide this month

 An NYPD officer was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Wednesday after fatally shooting himself with his own firearm, DailyMail.com has learned. 

Rory Dahill, 34, was discovered at his Stuyvesant Town home at around 7:30pm, lying face down on his bed with a gunshot wound to his head and with his weapon beside him, according to a source.    

The cop, who joined the force in 2013, was due to report to work at his stationhouse in Times Square at 6pm. 

When he failed to show up that evening, his family was called and a wellness check was conducted at his home, sources said.

Rory Dahill, 34, is the second NYPD officer to die by suicide this month. The cop, who joined the force in 2013, was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head on Wednesday evening

Rory Dahill, 34, is the second NYPD officer to die by suicide this month. The cop, who joined the force in 2013, was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head on Wednesday evening 

The NYPD has seen a troubling rise in force suicides over the past two years. Just weeks earlier on April 5, Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney (pictured) shot himself in his police vehicle in Queens
In February 2020, Detective Paul Federico (pictured) 53, a 29-year veteran, died by suicide at his mother's home in Queens

The NYPD has seen a troubling rise in force suicides in the past two years. Just weeks earlier on April 5, Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney (left) shot himself in his police vehicle in Queens. In February 2020, Detective Paul Federico (right) 53, a 29-year veteran, died by suicide at his mother's home in Queens

His death is the second suicide in the NYPD this month.    

It also comes one day after NYPD Highway officer Anastasios Tsakos was killed by a drunk driver while on duty on the Long Island Expressway. 

Dahill had paid tribute to his fallen colleague on Facebook just 24 hours before he took his own life, according to social media.  

And just weeks earlier on April 5, a NYPD precinct commander died by suicide after shooting himself to death inside his police vehicle across from a park in Queens. 

Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney, 44, who commanded the Queens 107th precinct, had called another precinct official to say he was thinking about killing himself, a source told DailyMail.com. 

Dahill's suicide also comes one day after fellow NYPD cop Anastasios Tsakos (pictured) was killed by a drunk driver while on duty on the Long Island Expressway

Dahill's suicide also comes one day after fellow NYPD cop Anastasios Tsakos (pictured) was killed by a drunk driver while on duty on the Long Island Expressway 

The official immediately called the NYPD's Technical Assistance Response Unit to try and locate Mullaney by the position of his phone.

But by the time they managed to locate him, he had pulled the trigger, the source said.

Dahill had paid tribute to his late colleague on social media (pictured) about 24 hours before taking his own life

Dahill had paid tribute to his late colleague on social media (pictured) about 24 hours before taking his own life

Mullaney is believed to the first active-duty police officer to kill themselves this year after a rise in police suicides over 2019 and 2020.  

In March 2020, an NYPD transit cop committed suicide inside a Midtown police station by using another officer's gun to shoot herself after her own service weapon was taken away from her by the department.

A month earlier, Detective Paul Federico, 53, killed himself at his mother's home in Queens after being stripped of his gun.

Federico was a 29-year veteran of the force and was assigned to the police commissioner's office. 


He hanged himself in the Middle Village home on 79th Street, sources said. 

In 2019, 10 NYPD officers took their own lives, double the annual rate of previous years, prompting the department to launch a new suicide prevention program.

There were at least 228 officer suicides nationally in 2019 alone, according to Massachusetts-based nonprofit Blue H.E.L.P.

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