April 6, 2021 By Allie Griffin
The commanding officer of a Northern Queens NYPD precinct shot and killed himself in an apparent suicide Monday.
Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney, 44, fatally shot himself in the head inside a department vehicle parked near Kissena Park, police said.
Mullaney, who led the 107th Precinct, had called a family member earlier and expressed suicidal thoughts, sources told the New York Post.
Police officers tracked his phone, which led them to the corner of Underhill Avenue and 164th Street. They found his vehicle just after 5:10 p.m., but Mullaney was already dead inside, the New York Daily News reported.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but couldn’t be saved, police said.
Mullaney had only been in command of the 107th Precinct — which covers Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights and Hilltop Village — for about six months. He took over as commanding officer in September.
His death is believed to be the first NYPD suicide of 2021. Over the last two years, there have been a string of officer suicides, including multiple in Queens.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Maybe he was involved with organized crime, like being on the Mafia’s payroll. Just because a guy wears a uniform, (especially the NYPD) DOES NOT make him a “good guy”. This society is so brainwashed into believing that a cop cannot be “bought”. Those 2 other high ranking cops who took their lives last year, looks to me like “a smoking gun”. It seems only logical for one to commit suicide and provide for his love ones, by not losing his job/money if he choose to stay alive. Sorry for the lost, but, I have a very suspicious nature.
Office Denise Mullaney, God bless your soul. Thank you for your work.
R.I.P Sir. Very sad you felt this was your only choice. I left NYC 9/29/19
Rest in Peace.
The media has been rough on our cops. Pounding them day after day.
A NYC Cop Appreciation Day wouldn’t be a bad thing.