Here we are sharing a piece of news with you that Staten Island, New York City: The 38-year-old Department of a correction officer, Edward Roman has passed away on 13 May 2022, Friday. He took his own life by jumping from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Recently this news came on the web and it is gaining huge attention from the people. Many people are shocked after hearing the news and they are curious to know about the news. They want to that why did he jump what is the reason behind this. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article, so let’s continue the article.

Rikers Island Corrections Officer Jumps off Verrazzano Bridge

As per the report, he jumped from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Friday. The reason being related to his death is workplace stress. Roman jumped off the bridge towards Staten Island just after 6.30 a.m. He was pulled from the sea by NYPD divers after witnesses contacted 911.

Rikers Island Corrections Officer Jumps off Video Viral

He died on the spot. According to the Police, the US Coast Guard save from the water. He was afterward announced dead at Staten Island University Hospital.  In a statement following Roman’s death, Benny Boscio, President of the Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association, highlighted the pressures and working conditions that correction officers experience.

” Corrections officer Roman was a kind-hearted person and respected by his fellow officers. He had his entire life and career ahead of him,” Boccio said. “This tragedy is also a grim reminder of the enormous stress corrections officers are under on a daily basis. The deteriorating situation in our prisons does not affect only the prisoners. Our officers go to work daily not knowing if they will come back or not. They go to work daily not knowing if they will miss time with their loved ones as they are forced to work a double or triple shift.”

Boscio said The incident happened only one day after New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed a directorial order to address staffing concerns and jail conditions. A panel made by lawyer Brendan Mc Guire and Deputy Mayor for Public security Phil Banks will look to resolve the concerns.”

I call on the newly formed Rikers Task Force to instantly address the psychological toll this job takes on my members and to provide them with more access to counseling and other support services,’ Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Roman and his fellow officers. We will do everything possible to support them at this painful time.” Stay tuned for more updates. 


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