Staten Island NY Jan 31 2017 A 33-year-old NYPD officer shot and killed himself in his Staten Island home Monday, cops said.
The body of Ralph Conde, was found in his Great Kills home on Tanglewood Dr. near Arthur Kill Rd. with a shot to the head around 10:50 a.m., sources said.
A man who announced himself as Conde’s brother and a grieving woman arrived and were quickly ushered inside the home.
A neighbor described Conde as "very patriotic." He said that Conde told him he did a three- year tour in the Navy before joining the NYPD.
A Navy flag is planted at the foot of Conde's stoop. An American flag is posted outside his doorway. Conde told the neighbor he had been on the force for seven years.