Police: FDNY captain found dead in his home

FDNY spokesman Myles Miller provided no details about the captain’s death but shared suicide prevention tips to its members


By Rocco Parascandola and John Annese
New York Daily News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An FDNY captain was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Staten Island home Tuesday morning, police sources said.

The 53-year-old captain was found hanging in a closet of his Tottenville home at about 11:15 a.m., sources said. His name has not yet been publicly released.

An FDNY captain was found dead in his Staten Island home. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
An FDNY captain was found dead in his Staten Island home. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)

An autopsy is pending, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office said.

FDNY spokesman Myles Miller provided no details about the captain’s death Tuesday, though he said the department shared suicide prevention tips to its members after the suicides of seven NYPD officers this year — four of them over a three-week stretch.

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