An NYPD officer who was photographed in an iconic image with President Barack Obama was found dead in her Long Island, N.Y., home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the New York Post reports.
Stephanie Moses, 40, was found by her girlfriend, Melissa McCoy, at her residence in Baldwin around 11 a.m. Moses joined President Barack Obama on May 5, 2011 when he placed a red, white and blue wreath at the 9/11 Memorial to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden four days earlier by Navy SEALs in Pakistan.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly had this to say of Moses’ death:
“On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Stephanie Moses, who was, on so many occasions, the face of the NYPD on the national stage, as well as routinely at police ceremonies.”
“She epitomized professionalism in her appearance, conduct and dedication to duty. The department has suffered a great loss today that is felt personally by the many who knew and respected Sgt. Moses.”