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NYC Corrections officer commits suicide by jumping of Verrazano Bridge during morning traffic rush

A Rikers Island corrections officer died after jumping off the Verrazano Bridge Friday morning, officials said – calling attention to the notorious New York’s prison’s ongoing staffing crisis.

Edward Roman, 38, jumped to his death on the Staten Island side of the suspension bridge just after 6:30 am, cops said Friday afternoon.

The Staten Island Advance reported that the officer had survived the initial fall and was alive when first responders pulled him from the water, but later died after being taken to Staten Island University Hospital.

Roman, a resident of Long Island, had been employed by the Department of Corrections (DOC) for more than a decade, where he was assigned to the North Infirmary Command, a jail at the notorious New York prison.

‘Edward Roman served this city and this…


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