Joe Calabrese Biography
Joe Calabrese whose full name is Joseph Calabrese was a 58 year old veteran homicide detective who was assigned to the Brooklyn South homicide squad. Joe went missing on Thursday which led to a massive manhunt. Later he was found dead and it appeared to be suicide. Joe was a longtime Detectives Endowment Association board member and union trustee. He joined the NYPD in 1982 and rose to detective first grade over time.
Joe Calabrese Age
Joe was born in 1951. However his exact date of birth is not known yet. He was only 58 years old at the time of his death on 6th June 2019.
Joe Calabrese Wife
The late detective was a married man with kids. However details about his wife and children are still not known to the public. His wife is said to have gone through a surgery few days before his alleged suicide.
Joe Calabrese Disappearance
Joe went missing on Thursday 6th of June 2019. It is said that he was last seen between midnight and 2 a.m. at Maimonides Medical Center. Different sources allege that his wife had just had a minor surgical procedure and he visited her late Wednesday, just before his disappearance.
His vehicle (black Cadillac sedan) was found by another detective near Plumb Beach just off the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn around 3 a.m. Without wasting time, dozens of officers scoured the Sheepshead Bay area with K-9 dogs, boats and helicopters in search of him.
Joe Calabrese Death and Cause of Death
The detectives body was found in some bushes in Plumb Beach with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Michael Palladino, the president of DEA, in a statement said; “I am shocked and shattered beyond belief. Joseph Calabrese was a dedicated detective, union official, husband and father. He was the salt of the earth.”
The chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, released a statement saying; “Today, we lost a pillar of the Detective Bureau. A gentleman who’d lend a hand to anyone in need. A seasoned homicide investigator determined to find justice for the victim and solace for those left behind. Rest easy, Detective Joe Calabrese. You will be missed tremendously.”
Chief of Department, Terence Monahan, released a video urging officers to get mental health counseling if they felt they needed it.
“As cops you do a great job every day of keeping people safe and helping those in need. Your health and well being is extremely important to all of us. We all want to make sure you take care of yourself.”
He further said that the department can provide assistance for cops suffering from stress, depression, relationship issues and other situations.
“Trust me when I say getting some help will not prevent you from having a successful career. Actually, getting help will lesson the burden you may be carrying. You are never alone.”