Milford police are investigating loss as a suicide.
Today Mayor Ganim and Chief Perez are issuing a joint statement to the community and fellow officers regarding the death of Sergeant Mark Belinkie, a 19-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department.
“We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Sergeant Mark Belinkie,” said Mayor Ganim. “As we grieve, we will continue to have his family, friends and his colleagues of the Bridgeport Police Department in our thoughts and prayers.
Chief Perez stated, “I share my deepest condolences with Sergeant Belinkie’s family and with the fellow brothers and sisters of our department. We lost a member of our family and everyone is hurting. If any one of our officers is suffering and needs to talk, they are encouraged to speak with our peer counselors who are available.”
Sergeant Mark Belinkie joined the Bridgeport Police Department on August 28th of 2000 at the age of 24. He went on to serve as a detective of the department, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2011 where he was most currently assigned to the Patrol Division.