Daniel Shirreffs Wiki
Daniel Shirreffs, 46, hanged himself Thursday at his home in Seaford, sources with knowledge of the case said. Shirreffs retired from New York police last year, sources said. He had served in the department for 23 years and was last assigned to the New York Police Driver Education and Training Unit, which is based in Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.
Neither the New York Police Department nor the Nassau County Police Department responded to requests for comment. A funeral for Shirreff is scheduled for next week in Farmingdale, L.I.
Daniel Shirreffs Age
He was 46 years old.
Daniel Shirreffs Death
The news of his death came when a funeral was held in West Babylon, L.I. for New York detective Paul Federico, who died by suicide on Monday. Federico, who lost a kidney from a related illness on September 11 and had recently been assigned to the police commissioner’s liaison office, hanged himself at his mother’s house in Middle Village, Queens, police said.
The detective had recently been stripped of his weapon and shield, New York police said. “He had tried to get help, [for] his medical conditions and [for] other problems, personal problems he was having,” New York police department chief Terence Monahan said in an interview on Tuesday.
Federico’s suicide is the first of the year that involves an active New York police officer. Last year, 10 active New York police officers committed suicide, roughly double that of a typical year. Police responded with a series of measures, including the training of 227 peer support officers to help police officers with problems in times of crisis. In October, the department partnered with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital to form Finest Care, which connects dejected police officers with psychologists or psychiatrists. To date, 92 police officers have sought help. The department is creating a team of psychologists, one for each municipality, which will provide individual support to troubled police officers, authorities said.