Sunday, April 2, 2017

Houston Police Grieve After Losing Officer to Suicide

21-year HPD veteran commits suicide at Westside Patrol Station
CW 39 News
MARCH 31, 2017

HOUSTON -- The Houston Police Department is mourning the death of one of its own after a sergeant took his own life at an HPD substation Friday morning.
According to HPD Chief Art Acevedo, officers discovered the body of a sergeant -- a 21-year veteran-- at the Westside Patrol Station at 3203 S. Dairy Ashford.

The sergeant arrived at the station at 5:45 a.m. and remained in the parking lot until 6:15 a.m. He then walked into the building.

At 7:40 a.m., personnel noted the sergeant did not appear at roll call and was unusually late. HPD personnel made efforts to locate the sergeant through phone contact and through his family members.

Officers learned the sergeant had left his residence and later located his vehicle inside the patrol station's parking lot. Upon identifying the vehicle, it was determined that they search the station. His body was found around 8:35 a.m.

The sergeant died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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