Murder-Suicide of Bronxville Police Sergeant and Family Shocks Rockland County Community

NEW CITY, N.Y. – A tragic and devastating event unfolded in New City, Rockland County, where a family of four was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies of 49-year-old Watson Morgan, 43-year-old Ornela Morgan, and their two sons, aged 10 and 12, were discovered by officers during a wellness check at their home on Clydesdale Court.

It is believed that Watson Morgan, a sergeant with the Bronxville Police Department, took the lives of his family before ending his own. The neighborhood was left in shock, with residents expressing disbelief that such a tragedy could occur in their community.

Morgan, who had worked for the Bronxville Police Department for 16 years, was described as a loving and caring father by neighbors. His wife, Ornela Morgan, was a New York City public school teacher, leaving behind a profound impact on the education community.

The details surrounding the family tragedy remain unclear, and police have emphasized that it was an isolated incident, with no threat to the public. However, they are urging anyone with relevant information to come forward.

The Bronxville Police Department released a heartfelt message expressing their deep sorrow and condolences for the tragic loss of innocent lives, as they, along with the community, attempt to cope with the devastating event. Grief counselors will be made available for students in the Town of Clarkstown, as the community processes the profound impact of this heartbreaking incident.