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A RIKERS Island Guardsman who served in New York City for more than a decade died Friday after jumping from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
Police say 38-year-old Edward Roman jumped off the bridge around 6:30 a.m. His death comes as officials call for reforms in New York City prisons.
New York City corrections officer Edward Roman died Friday morning.
Police said he jumped to his death from the Verrazzano-Narrows BridgeCredit: Citizen
Police said Roman was pulled from the water by the US Coast Guard. He was later pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, according to the Staten Island Advance.
Benny Boscio, president of the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association, mentioned the stressors and working conditions correctional officers face in a statement on Roman’s death.
“Correction officer Roman was loved and respected by his fellow officers. He had his whole life and his career ahead of him,” Boscio said.
“This tragedy is also a solemn reminder of the enormous stress corrections officers face on a daily basis. The worsening of conditions in our prisons does not only affect inmates.
“Our officers go to work every day not knowing if they will return home the same way they left. They go to work every day not knowing if they will lose time with their loved ones because they are forced to work a double or triple shift. ”
The incident comes a day after New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order seeking solutions to staffing problems and conditions in the city’s jails.
A commission will work to resolve the issues, led by attorney Brendan McGuire and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Phil Banks.
“I am calling on the newly formed Rikers Task Force to immediately address the psychological toll this work takes on my members and provide them with more access to counseling and other support services,” Boscio said.
“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Roman and his fellow officers. We will do everything we can to support them during this painful time.”
Roman was from Long Island and joined the Department of Correction in December 2011.
“Edward Roman served this city and this department with honor as a correction officer for 10 years,” said DOC Commissioner Louis Molina.
“Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. We had been praying for his recovery and now this tragic loss will be felt throughout the agency.”
Other officers were greatly affected by the news of Roman’s death.
“We can never do anything right, we’re always working and we never see our kids,” an officer told Yahoo News.
“At least in the NYPD, you can get some fresh air and go to Starbucks.”
The DOC said that he was making counseling services available to him.
A series of tributes in honor of Roman emerged on social media after his passing.
NYCD Boldest Football wrote: “This morning, in a tragic event, we lost one of our own. Former Boldest Football player, Correcting Officer Edward Roman, we would like to send our condolences and deepest condolences to his family at this time.”