New York Daily News
By John Annese
January 31, 2018
An off-duty NYPD detective apparently killed himself at an Orange County restaurant over the weekend, police sources said Wednesday.
NYPD Detective Nicholas Budney, 36, died of a gunshot wound to the head at an Orange County restaurant Saturday. (HANDOUT)Det. Nicholas Budney, 36, died Saturday of a gunshot wound to the head at Billy Joe's Ribworks, a restaurant and music venue overlooking the Hudson River in Newburgh, sources said.
A worker at the eatery found him dead on a back patio the next day, according to a News 12 report.
Budney, a 13-year NYPD veteran and Rock Tavern, Orange County resident, was assigned to Emergency Service Unit Truck 3 in the Bronx.
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