An off-duty NYPD detective apparently killed himself at an Orange County restaurant over the weekend, police sources stated Wednesday.
Det. Nicholas Budney, 36, died Saturday of a gunshot wound to the top at Billy Joe’s Ribworks, a restaurant and music venue overlooking the Hudson River in Newburgh, sources stated.
A employee on the eatery discovered him lifeless on a again patio the subsequent day, in keeping with a Information 12 report.
Budney, a 13-year NYPD veteran and Rock Tavern, Orange County resident, was assigned to Emergency Service Unit Truck three within the Bronx.
“We’re shocked. He was a hard-working, productive member of the NYPD and an actual asset to Truck three,” Detectives Endowment Affiliation President Michael Palladino stated.
Budney’s demise comes simply two weeks after an off-duty sergeant died of an obvious suicide inside a room on the Hilton Backyard Inn resort on Staten Island.