Law enforcement sources have confirmed that Roy T. Richter, a well-respected attorney and former boss of the NYPD union, was found dead in his Westchester home on Wednesday in what appears to be a suicide. This news shocked many who knew Richter, as he was highly regarded within the legal community and had a long and distinguished career.
According to a post on his daughter’s Instagram Stories, Richter, who was 56 years old, is believed to have passed away on Tuesday, which also happened to be his wife’s birthday.
According to his professional biography, Roy Richter was a deputy chief in the NYPD for 33 years until his retirement in January 2020.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Roy Richter served as the PresidentNYPD Captains Endowment Association (CEA) president for 12 years during his law enforcement career. The CEA represents 2,180 uniformed commanders, including 780 active and 1,400 retired individuals who hold ranks ranging from captain to deputy chief.
According to the description, during his last day in office, he successfully negotiated a new contract deal that resulted in a 10% increase in member compensation.
According to The Post, Chris Monahan, the current President of the Captains Endowment Association, expressed his condolences over the loss of Roy Richter, a former President of the organization. Monahan stated that Richter was a remarkable labour leader in New York City, and his passing was a significant loss.
According to a law enforcement union official, Roy Richter was held in high regard by everyone in the NYPD and beyond due to his professionalism and expertise.
The legacy of his union leadership will forever be remembered for its positive impact on the lives of thousands of police officers.
The news of his departure came as a shock to all those who knew him well. “He will be dearly missed” echoed through the halls as people struggled to accept the loss. His absence will be felt for a long time, and his legacy will continue to inspire and motivate others.
As the CEA president, Richter held multiple roles, including chair for the Welfare Fund. This fund is responsible for providing medical benefits to over 5,500 families. Additionally, Richter served as a trustee for the Police Pension Fund, which has a total value of $32 billion.
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