Queens, New York Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the death of Sergeant Linhong Li:
It is with great sadness that I join the NYPD and Fresh Meadows community to mourn the death of local community member Sergeant Linhong Li. Sergeant Li bravely served our city at the 24th precinct on the Upper West Side after graduating from the police academy. Prior to that, he served our country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq. Tragically, he is the 10th member of the NYPD to take his own life this year. Our police officers face multiple stresses and traumas on the job each day while protecting us and I urge our officers to seek assistance when necessary and take advantage of the NYPDs mental health services.
Sergeant Li will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and his passing is a great loss for the Borough of Queens and New York City. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and family at this difficult time.