Friday, May 6, 2016

Federal ICE Agent Takes Own Life At Pier 40 - Hudson River Park

The officer's hand gun, magazine and a bullet near the tragic scene this morning at Pier 40.


By Geoffrey Croft 

A forty-two year old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent took his life today at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.   

The officer shot himself with his .40 caliber SIG pistol at approximately 10:50am this morning in a walkway near the soccer fields on the ground floor

The officer calmly walked into Pier 40 took out his pistol with his right and hand put it up to mouth and pulled the trigger.  Park goers were a few feet away according to a source at the scene.  

"It was heartbreaking, heartbreaking," said a source.

"What a loss."

The officer was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital but doctors were unable to save him. 

The name of the officer has not yet been released pending family notification.

“Tragically, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer from the New York field office suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has passed away," ICE said in a statment. 

"The agency is not releasing further details pending notification of the officer’s next of kin. ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the matter and coordinating with the New York Police Department on the investigation.”


  1. Why would they take him to Lenox Hill on the other side of town????

  2. Other news outlets are reporting that he left a detailed suicide note. Can you verify this claim?

  3. Have you heard about the supposed Suicide note that was found on this man ? Other channels are posting this note.

  4. Was there any information regarding a suicide note?

  5. Snopes is saying there was no note. Who knows???

  6. Snopes has not stated that there is not a note.

    The only thing Snopes has said is that the reported contents of the note are not accurate and is information being spread by a website called "Superstation95" which is not a legitimate news outlet. Snopes also states that the website is owned by a man named Hal Turner who is quote:

    "A white supremacist who was sentenced in 2010 to 33 months in prison for making death threats against three federal judges. (The individual listed on the site's "Contact" page is Turner's criminal lawyer."

    What's weird to me is that they reported this incident and have yet to release the identity of the agent after all this time!