Bronx Cop Commits Suicide; Fourth NYPD Officer To Kill Himself This Month

By Kevin Deutsch

An NYPD police officer assigned to the Bronx committed suicide at his Long Island home Wednesday—the fourth member of the department to kill himself this month, according to officials familiar with the incidents.

Kevin Preiss, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound after turning a gun on himself on his front porch in Nassau County, the officials said.

Preiss, a 22-year department veteran, was off duty at the time, the officials said. He spent most of his career in the 50th Precinct, which covers Riverdale and Kingsbridge.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.