New York Police Officer Dies On Duty From Suicide

Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Police are investigating the shooting death of a Freeport Village (NY) police officer while on duty.

The death was originally described as “noncriminal” before a Friday Announcement from Mayor Robert Kennedy.

Freeport Police Officer Sandy De La Cruz, has died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, said Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy.

“Officer De La Cruz was a decorated 11-year veteran of the Freeport Police Department who started her career in the New York City Police Department,” Kennedy said. “We are all in shock — police, staff and residents. She was an asset to the community and a great person.”

De La Cruz was 35 years-old. She leaves behind a husband and two children.

 

 

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  1. Deon McCormick

    Jessie’s PTSD happens every time he takes his hat off. Cue ball.

  2. scm3593

    Jesse Mathewson you are an asswipe.

    Besides your mean spirited comments about someone you did not know, you go on to cry about yourself. I would rather be reading “JESSE MATHEWSON FOUND WITH SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND” than the story as it is above.

    You really are stupid to bring up the fact that suicide is illegal. Who should they charge with this, the dead officer?

    By reading your posts there is NO DOUBT that you are a self absorbed flaming liberal that is still licking your wounds from the thumping you took on November 8th.

    Please feel free to blow that pea size brain of your up so you will not have to continue with your pity party!

    • Jesse Mathewson

      It really is true, yall believe you are better than everyone else.

  3. Lah Moore

    WAS SHE UNDER A “SUPPOSED” FBI INVESTIGATION… THEY TEND TO WORK A VOLUMINOUS NUMBER OF SUICIDES AROUND CHRISTMAS… ESPECIALLY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS….THE FBI IS AN EXTORTION RACKETEERING MAFIA IN REALITY…. THEY MOVE PSYCHOLOGICALLY IN THE BACKGROUND, RUINING LIVES, MOVING DIVORCES ALL FOR THEIR RACKETS CRIMINAL PURPOSES….
    THEY NAMED THE PROJECT AFTER A CRIMINAL… VERY TELLING… VERY VERY TELLING… THE FBI ENGAGES IN IT IN OPEN COMMUNITY TODAY…
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_ARTICHOKE
    IT DIDN’T ONLY INCLUDE SURREPTITIOUS DRUGGING IT ALSO INCLUDING ISOLATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE TECHNIQUES…. SURREPTITIOUS DRUGGING WOULD NOT BE OFFICIAL, HOWEVER PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED A CONDITION OF SUICIDE AND STATE OF MIND OF FBI VICTIMS AS APPEARING “DRUGGED”… LSD ALMOST ENSURES SUICIDE… FBI AGENTS WOULD KNOW THAT…
    LSD was one of the materials tested in the MKULTRA program. The final phase of LSD testing involved surreptitious administration to unwitting non-volunteer subjects in normal life settings by undercover officers of the Bureau of Narcotics acting for the CIA……..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKDELTA

  4. Yolanda Parker

    Jesse is suffering from something called “Self-Absorbed”. Jessie took an article about someone else to made it all about Jesse. Jesse gets the “Asshole Award”. It has a four pucker cluster, just for you Jesse Mathewson

    • Jesse Mathewson

      So its okay that two children and a spouse get screwed because she was too cowardly to even try?

      • Yolanda Parker

        Jesse, your new approach is called “smoke screen”. You want to make it look like your conceal is about those she left behind. Too little too last. You have made us very much aware that you can take any topic / event and make it about you. We get it! You are all about you!

        • Jesse Mathewson

          Wrong, read the intial statement again. You I hope are intelligent enough to do that.

          I mentioned ptsd as a way of saying, SHE HAD NO EXCUSE

  5. Deon McCormick

    Hey Jessie, your PTSD is as phony as professional wrestling.

    • Jesse Mathewson

      But its okay for her to kill herself ?

      And you do not know me 😉

  6. Jesse Mathewson

    Is not suicide illegal?

    • Deon McCormick

      Your picture should be illegal. You look like a hound dog.

      • Jesse Mathewson

        I dont hide, coward

        • Deon McCormick

          You hide your bald head with a cheap hat!

          • Jesse Mathewson

            Use google 😉 lol 🙂 or do a nics check, youre a cop, need my dob or lic# etc?

            Yall really have no goodgdamn what your chatting at.

          • Deon McCormick

            What’s a nics check? Isn’t Nics a basketball team?

          • Deon McCormick

            You look like a loss/ prevention type of guy.

  7. Jesse Mathewson

    Dies on duty from suicide? I dont have any good feelings for him, I suffer daily from ptsd, and havent done that. Why is this article titled to be kind to someone who selfishly wanted to remove themselves

    Isnt suicide ILLEGAL?

    • GB

      Well aren’t you just the pillar of strength Jesse??
      “You” suffer daily from PTSD and haven’t decided to check out yet.
      You know man, me either, and a lot of my brothers and sisters that have seen and done a lot more than I have, are still with us as well!

      But the fact is, none of this means a thing! This isn’t about “us”, it’s about her!

      You see, Jesse, you’re not the only one who struggles with PTSD!
      I have many friends that fight that battle daily! I don’t pretend to know where you’ve been, nor you I. But I do know where “THEY” have been. And some have unfortunately not been as lucky.

      What is it now? 22 vets a day I believe are taking themselves out due to some sort of PTSD or related issues? And I forget the numbers of LEO’s and other 1st Responders, that die at their own hand every year due to similar issues (we’ll disregard the ones that off themselves to avoid jail time!)…but the numbers have always been high!

      We, you and I, have no idea where this officer had been, or what she was dealing with. No idea what was really going on in their lives.

      To make such an arrogant, condescending, low life statement tells me more about your “character” than your “strengths.”
      But I’m happy to hear that you’re better and stronger than the rest. Than maybe your brothers and sisters in arms? In Blue?

      Hopefully life never throws you that one final curve ball that pushes you over the edge. But if it ever happens, let’s hope and pray that there’s someone out here who cares.

      Merry Christmas Jesse.
      RIP officer.

      • OldNYFirefighter

        Some can cope with it while others can’t. Everyone needs support from others at sometime in their life. Without that support some feel helpless & unwanted & that can often trigger suicide in some people.

      • Jesse Mathewson

        You have no idea, of that you are correct.

    • RR

      Well Jesse all of the suicides I have worked except for one succeeded so it’s rather difficult to impossible to arrest a dead person. The one that I worked that did make it was committed to a mental institution for evaluation/help and did not face jail time.

    • Deon McCormick

      Jessie, all you do is talk about yourself. This thread isn’t for you grandpa. It’s for a life lost. Depression is a medical condition which baffles physicians. Nobody gets depressed because they want to. Then all you take cheap shots. A real ptsd hero.

      • Jesse Mathewson

        Lmao. Okay mr uneducated…depression can be worked with, if the person who has it isnt a coward.

    • sak

      If it is and their dead, who are you going to lock up?

    • Tina Bryant-Turnier

      You are one HUGE POS. This Officer was my FRIEND! She was there for me at my lowest. She was a friend to many. Just because you are able to handle something does NOT mean that someone else is able to do the same. You have NO DAMN CLUE what she was going through. KEEP YOUR SELFISH, HEARTLESS COMMENTS TO YOUR DAMN SELF!

      • Jesse Mathewson

        Id rather be a pos in your eyes than anything else, are you going to raise her kids and explain to them that their mom was a coward and took the easy way out? Better yet, what church is going to bury her? Or wait, your the type of friend who doesnt actually give good advice…right?

    • Concerned Dad

      You do have a point. To leave her kids like this is absolutely selfish. I wounder if she was being investigated for something.

      • Jesse Mathewson

        That was my only point, I simply reflected on having and dealing with so as too avoid the hate, which inevitably follows from the blue line when someone questions the morality and integrity of a person who would deprive their children of a parent and the insurance by killing themselves. Zero thought for anyone except her own damned self AND I get railed lmao.

        • Concerned Dad

          I see what you mean. You dared to question the blue line and they turned on you. Never abandon your children.

      • Deon McCormick

        Let’s not judge. Nobody gets depressed because they want to. It’s a medical condition which baffles physicians.Sometimes like this it’s fatal. And telling a depressed person to snap out of it can worsen them.

    • Deon McCormick

      If you had just asked, you would know suicide is not illegal. There’s a civil statute (MHG, Sect941/ 42) which permits involuntary committal for those dangerous to themselves or others, but that exists to avoid lawsuits against LEO’s. And 66% committals get released in 2 hours anyway. So suggesting the office violated law is a cheap shot. Still feeling pity for yourself PTSD hero?

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