Cop's death 4th NYPD suicide in less than a month

Flags at the 115th Precinct station were lowered to half-staff as fellow officers were told the tragic news


By Jamie Schram and Bob Fredericks
The New York Post

NEW YORK — A cop killed himself yesterday on his way home after finishing his shift in Queens — becoming the fourth NYPD officer to die by his own hand in less than a month, sources told The Post.

Matthew Schindler, 39, a 14-year veteran and married father of three kids, pulled his car over at about 4:30 p.m. on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway near Exit 40 in Jericho and shot himself under the chin, the sources said.

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