Former Haverstraw Police Officer Committs Suicide After FBI Traffic Stop

On Wednesday morning, a retired Haverstraw police officer committed suicide after he was pulled over by FBI agents near Thiells Elementary School. A public spokesperson for the FBI said that 48-year-old Gerard Benderoth pulled a gun on himself after authorities began their approach to the car. It is unclear exactly what lead to Benderoth’s actions as authorities continue to investigate. Benderoth previously worked for the NYPD and Haverstraw police department.   (Source: LoHud)

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