Police officer Collin Rossiter dies from suicide: What happened to the New york city officer? cause of death and obituary

Colin Rossiter
Colin Rossiter, NYPD officer


An off-duty rookie NYPD officer engaged in a fatal on-duty shooting last year committed suicide. Let’s see, what happened to the officer, Colin Rossiter in detail.

What happened to Colin Rossiter?

Colin Rossiter, a 22-year-old police officer, was shot in the head by himself at 1:50 a.m. inside a residence in the Woodrow area, according to sources.

Right next to him, a revolver was found. Rossiter was transported to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him deceased.

The young officer joined the force in October 2021 and worked midnight hours, according to police sources. His father, a retired NYPD sergeant, introduced him to the force.

His father told investigators that when his son walked into his bedroom, he appeared to be fine until he heard a gunshot and fled into the room to find him severely wounded.

How did Colin Rossiter die?

Colin Rossiter committed suicide in his Staten Island residence early Thursday, according to police. According to the sources, the deceased cop was assigned to the 60th Precinct, which includes Coney Island, Brighton Beach, West Brighton Beach, and Sea Gate. The 22 year old Officer worked on the Midnight Shift Tour.

“This kid is well known and loved,” a neighbor who happens to be one of several NYPD officers who reside on the same block, stated.

Another neighbor said of the family, “They’re a lovely family. On Thursday, Rossiter’s college fraternity, Kappa Sigma Rho-Sigma, shared a tribute to him on Facebook.

“Rest in Peace to brother Colin Rossiter,” the frat wrote. “You will forever hold a place in our hearts, not only as a brother but as a friend. Fly high.”

About Colin Rossiter:

Rossiter, a member of the Farrell class of 2018, was praised as a reliable teammate who was consistently upbeat, sociable and loved by everyone.

He was a well-known hockey player from Staten Island and a past All-Star defenseman for the Monsignor Farrell Hockey Team.

Rossiter, according to Schuler, was employed at a Staten Island Lowe’s home improvement shop before joining the New York Police Department about a year ago, at that time.

He was described as “extremely helpful with a big smile” and having a “really positive” outlook by Schuler. The reports claim that Rossiter was appointed to the NYPD in 2021 and was later assigned to the 60th Precinct in Brooklyn.

He completed his studies at Bishop Farrell High School in 2018.

Rossiter took part in the Fatal shooting:

Rossiter, who had been on the job for a little over a year, was one of the officers who shot 42-year-old domestic violence suspect Jermaine Hickson in Coney Island in November 2022, according to the police.

Hickson discharged several shots at the police before being fatally shot, and the incident was caught on shocking video.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is still looking into the event, according to sources, who claimed there was no evidence to support wrongdoing on the part of the officers.

“After the shooting, I reached out to the officers who were involved, because I just know that after an encounter like that, of good people, you know what officers can go through,” Mayor Eric Adams, a former cop, said Thursday.


The loss of Police Officer Colin Rossiter “devastated the Monsignor Farrell High School community,” according to Farrell President Lou Tobacco.

Colin truly embodied our motto of Vir Fidelis, Faithful Man. While a student at Monsignor Farrell, Colin always went out of his way to help his fellow students, as well as faculty members.

His commitment to helping others led him to a life of service with the New York City Police Department. We pray for Colin and his family and extend our deepest sympathies to them as well as his NYPD family.”

Condolence posts:

“Farrell is a brotherhood, a fraternity, so I can say that we are very sad at the loss of our brother,” Tim Lassiter, Rossiter’s former teacher at Monsignor Farrell, said.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon said, @A complete, unspeakable, utter tragedy. Our prayers and support are with this officer’s family, loved ones, and the entire NYPD community this morning. It is incumbent on all of us to check in on and support the first responders in our lives.”

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing 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 the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.


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