(FreedomBeacon.com)- The body of an NYPD officer was discovered on Tuesday night after leaping from the Throgs Neck Bridge the previous evening, leaving his keys and mobile phone in his parked car in the middle of the bridge.
Six years into his work as an officer with the 90th police precinct in Brooklyn, Scott Cohn also performed the National Anthem at NYPD functions.
The 38-year-old was having emotional difficulties at work, according to police sources who spoke to the media, and was thinking about quitting.
He was very unhappy on patrol, remarked a Brooklyn police officer who knew him.
He was unhappy with how the cops were treated and the atmosphere at the time. But that’s hardly a justification for wanting to end your own life. Anyone may quit their position. “Simply sad,” the officer said.
He was a very kind, friendly person.
Being a vocalist for the NYPD, Officer Cohn was frequently requested to sing his version of God Bless America because of his lovely voice.
The Bronx-to-Queens bridge, which spans the East River, saw Cohn’s Honda Civic abandoned on its northbound side.
The vehicle was discovered at around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) informed officers that an unidentified person had reportedly exited the vehicle, according to the NYPD.
According to reports, security footage reportedly captures a person approaching the car just before jumping.
It led multiple maritime units, including the FDNY, NYPD, and U.S. Coast Guard, to scour the river late at night under threatening skies.
After a few hours, the attempt was abandoned, but Tuesday saw a resumption of the search.
In 2019, the annual average of four to five NYPD policemen taking their own lives quadrupled to ten.
Then-Commissioner James O’Neill gave mental health a high priority, implementing initiatives including letting officers in need of assistance keep their badges even while they turned in their firearms to reduce stigma.
In 2020 there were four NYPD suicides, while in 2021, there were three.
Cohn is the fourth person to commit suicide this year.