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NYC Correctional Officer jumps to his death from the Verrazzano Bridge

An officer at the city correctional facility jumped to his death from the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge Friday morning, officials said.

Edward Roman, 38, was seen parking his car on the Brooklyn side of the bridge and jumping into the water just after 6:30 a.m., police officers and corrections officers said.

NYPD divers were deployed and the victim was eventually recovered by the US Coast Guard, police officers said.

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The officer was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North with non-life-threatening injuries.
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The officer was seen parking his car on the Brooklyn-facing side of the bridge and jumping into the water just after 6:30 a.m
He was seen parking his car on the Brooklyn-facing side of the bridge and jumping just after 6:30 a.m
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The man was pronounced dead after emergency services responded and took him to hospital.
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EMS responded to the Coast Guard at Search Lane in Staten Island and took the man to Staten Island University Hospital North with life-threatening injuries, police said.

He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

“Edward Roman served this city and this department with honor as a Correctional Officer for 10 years,” said DOC Commissioner Louis Molina. “Our sincere condolences go to his family and loved ones. We had prayed for his recovery and now this tragic loss will be felt across the agency.”

Correctional Officers Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio said in a statement, “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Roman and his colleagues.”

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside of the five counties, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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