‘Boston's Finest’ Star Found Dead of Suspected Suicide

'Boston's Finest' Star Found Dead of Suspected Suicide

“I am so deeply saddened,” executive producer Donnie Wahlberg says

A Boston police officer who was featured on the TNT reality series “Boston's Finest” has died, TNT told TheWrap on Friday.

“We stand with the men and women of the Boston Police Department, and send heartfelt condolences to family, friends and fellow officers,” TNT said in a statement regarding the death of Officer Pat Rogers.

CNN reported Thursday that Rogers died of a suspected suicide. While the Boston Police Department did not confirm the specifics of  Rogers’ death, CNN, citing a police source, said that the investigation suggested that Rogers took his own life.

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Rogers appeared on the first season of the series, which chronicles the daily operations of the department.

The department did acknowledge that is is investigating “an unfortunate death” among its ranks.

“The Boston Police department is investigating the unfortunate death of a member of the department,” the department said in a statement. “At this time the circumstances are under investigation and the department asks that the media respect the privacy of the family.”

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Donnie Wahlberg, an executive producer on the series, tweeted about Rogers’ death: ”I am so deeply saddened tonight,” Wahlberg wrote. “My thoughts and prayers go out to a fallen brother of The Boston Police Dept.”

  • Bowser

    As a retired police officer from Los Angeles I have enjoyed watching Boston's Finest, especially so since I'm a graduate of Boston University whose undergrad degree I received after I retired. And I was saddened when I heard of Officer Rogers death.

    My first night way watch patrol partner took his own life and I had absolutely no idea what was on his mind. Sadly, his death came as a complete surprise to me when it was announced at the following morning's squad meeting. It was a brutal introduction into the prevalence of police suicide.

    Luckily, in the intervening years, psychological intervention is available for those who exhibit certain objective symptoms before the fact, for those who survive this destructive act, and there is far less stigma leveled at those who speak up about troubling aspects in their partner's demeanor than when I first started police work in 1971.

    I also lost a close friend and classmate at UCLA to suicide. Again, I missed the last cry for help from this pal. His death haunts me to this day.

    Suicide can be prevented. But we must speak up and seek help if we have an inkling that this may be on a friend's or loved one's mind.

  • carmelboy

    Very sad, Along with film greats Joan Fontaine, Peter O'Toole, Eleanor Parker , and billy Jack's Tom Laughlin. Sad times..