Caseyville police officer found dead after apparent suicide in squad car


Caseyville IL Sept 20 2015 Illinois State Police detectives are investigating the apparent suicide of a Caseyville police officer.

Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black confirmed that Scott Miller, 48, died Thursday as a result of a gunshot. He was found around noon in a Caseyville squad car near Interstate 64 and Illinois 157, Black said.

Coroner Rick Stone said Miller died of a gunshot wound in the head.

Tearful Caseyville village employees were sent home early from work, and Caseyville Village Hall closed early on Thursday afternoon, following Miller’s death. The flag at Village Hall was lowered.

“It’s a real tragedy,” Mayor Black said. “He was an excellent officer. We appointed him interim police chief when (J.D. Roth) took his life.”

Miller was named briefly as the interim chief after longtime Caseyville Police Chief J.D. Roth committed suicide with a gun. Roth was the subject of a federal investigation.

Miller received a citation for his contribution to the arrest of Darrell Hoffman, who was charged with the fatal hit-and-run of Robert T. Marciniak, Jr. in 2000. Miller identified the body and informed the coroner’s office of a possible driving under the influence accident. Hoffman was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and death and felony reckless homicide charges. Hoffman was sentenced to probation.

In 2005, Miller arrested a former death row inmate who was found at a Caseyville hotel with drugs and a loaded gun. Verneal Jimerson spent 11 years on Illinois death row for the 1978 murder of a Chicago couple. Jimerson was released in 1996 after DNA results cleared him. Jimerson was charged in St. Clair County with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to probation.

Miller sued Roth and the village in April 2012, alleging Roth made defamatory and false statements about him. Those statements included allegations that Miller leaked information about police department operations, according to the complaint.

A year later, Miller was one of the eight officers who signed a no-confidence petition against Roth and asked the board to remove Roth.

Roth was placed on paid leave in May 2013 after he was charged in state court with official misconduct in connection with the purchase of a 2003 Dodge Dakota Pickup seized in a drug bust. Roth used the truck for personal and police business until police officers pressured the Village Board to auction the truck. The Village Board told Roth to get bids for the truck from local car dealers. The bid process was challenged after officers learned Roth bought the truck from a dealership where his friend worked. The dealership bought the truck from the village for $7,500. Roth bought the truck less than a month later.

Roth was also charged with personal use of luggage purchased with village funds.

Roth shot himself in the head on May 30 in the backyard of his Fairview Heights home.

Documents obtained after Roth’s death revealed there was ongoing Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Department investigation into the police department that Roth headed for 12 years. Roth operated a home-based business called Special Order Firearms.

Jose Alvarez was named as chief to succeed Roth in September 2013, then was fired by Black on Feb. 12, 2014. Miller then was named as interim chief. The Village Board voted to reinstate Alvarez, but he was later charged with disorderly conduct and battery after he refused to return to his seat during a Village Board meeting and bumped into Moore.

Chris Guy, a legislative aide for state Rep. Dwight Kay, said he and Kay happened to arrive at Caseyville Village Hall shortly after noon on Thursday, to hold meetings with constituents.

Guy said several village officals and employees were present — obviously distraught.

“Their eyes were red. There were tears in all of their eyes — very choked up,” Guy said. “Several of the employees had just talked with the officer, I guess, just before we walked in.”

Guy said Kay is offering prayers and condolences to the department and the officer’s family.

St. Petersburg police officer commits suicide

ST PETERSBURG FL Sept 11 2015— A St. Petersburg police officer killed himself with his department-issued gun after a fight with his girlfriend early Monday, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Ryan Clark, 23, was not on duty at the time. He joined the department in December of 2012. The Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to an apartment complex at 8050 47th Ave. N about 4 a.m. Monday after Clark had an argument with his live-in girlfriend. She told them Clark had walked away.

Investigators soon found Clark outside nearby, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say the death does not appear to be suspicious, however, they are awaiting the final autopsy report from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway sent a memo to his staff about Clark’s death, urging them to support each other in their grief.

Pa. police officer suspected of staging theft kills self

CARROLL, Pa.  Sept 2 2015– Authorities say a Pennsylvania police officer killed himself after a standoff that began when officers came to arrest him.

Monday’s standoff began in Carroll, about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, when police arrived at Susquehanna Police Sgt. Ronald Reinhart Jr.’s home to arrest him.

CBS Harrisburg affiliate WHP reports police say Reinhart was suspected of stealing jewelry from a home in Upper Allen Township on July 25 and then hiding the jewelry at a home in Lower Paxton Township in an attempt to frame another person for the crime.

According to the station, Reinhart kept police at bay for hours during the standoff. The York County Coroner says the police sergeant ultimately shot himself, ending the tense situation.

Reinhart joined the police force in 1998.

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NYPD sergeant charged with sex crime commits suicide

Brooklyn NY Aug 23 2015 A New York police sergeant who was arrested this month on charges that he had sex with an underage girl he met online committed suicide on Thursday, the police said.

The sergeant, Joel Doseau, 43, who was suspended after his arrest, killed himself at his home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a police official said. Earlier, the official had said he died at a home of a relative.

A family member went to the sergeant’s home after he had not been heard from for a few days and discovered his body. The official said the sergeant had inhaled gas fumes and appeared to have died from asphyxiation.

Sergeant Doseau was arrested on Aug. 5 and arraigned in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on 40 criminal counts, including rape and sexual abuse. He had worked for the Police Department for 12 years at the time of his arrest.

Law enforcement officials said he met his accuser online and asked her to send him sexually explicit pictures when she was 14 and living in another state. The two began a sexual relationship in 2008 when she was 15, the police said. The relationship continued until 2010, when she was 17.

Sergeant Doseau was charged with four counts of third-degree rape — statutory rape — because his accuser was under the age of consent when the alleged sexual activity took place. The age of consent in New York State is 17.

Former Michigan City police officer found dead following allegations of misconduct

Robert Grant

MICHIGAN CITY IN Aug 4 2015  LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department confirmed former Michigan City Police Department officer Rob Grant was found dead Saturday.

LaPorte County Sheriff Department spokesman Capt. Mike Kellems said sheriff’s deputies were contacted Saturday by a friend of Grant’s family who was worried Grant had not been answering his cellphone Saturday morning.

“By tracing his cellphone, we could pinpoint a location for Grant, showing that the cellphone was somewhere just two miles from his home,” Kellems said.

He said police found Grant’s vehicle in a rural area along County Road 300 North near County Road 400 West, about 3 miles north and west of LaPorte. He said Grant was found dead inside the vehicle with self-inflicted gunshot wounds and was pronounced by the LaPorte County coroner’s office with authorities classifying the death as a suicide.

Grant, who had recently resigned from his police position, was a Michigan City Police officer held in high regard for his work in uniform, but had been arrested last week on drug-related charges.

Grant, 37, was charged in LaPorte Superior Court 4 on two counts of official misconduct and one count of possession of a legend drug without a prescription, all Level 6 felonies.

A legend drug is legally defined as a narcotic that can only be obtained through a prescription from a doctor.

Each of the counts carried a six month to two and a half year sentencing range.

Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said Saturday he had no comment on Grant’s death.

After Grant was taken into custody last week, he was transported to the LaPorte County Jail and released on $755 cash bond, and placed on a five-day suspension without pay prior to his resignation.

Grant was a 12-year member of the department and member of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team, which consists of police officers from Michigan City, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

“Because he resigned, he was no longer employed as a police officer,” Kellems said. “But Rob was a very well-liked guy and there will be police officers paying him honors in the coming days.”


Former Milwaukee police officer commit suicide

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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. July 27 2015—The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said it is investigating the apparent suicide of a former Milwaukee police officer.

Officials said Michael Lutz, 44, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the presence of Menomonee Falls tactical officers after a brief tactical situation in the 12300 block of West Mill Road.

Officials said Lutz ran in the primary election for the Milwaukee aldermanic seat previously held by Joe Dudzik. Dudzik was killed in a motorcycle crash May 21.

An autopsy is set for Monday.

Former Miami-Dade Police Director Death Ruled As Suicide

Miami-Dade FL July 25 2015 The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner has ruled the death of retired Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker as a suicide.

Parker died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to a law enforcement source close to the investigation.

Parker’s family noticed that he wasn’t answering his phone around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

Around 10 p.m., Parker’s two sons found their father on the ground near a call at Maxiel Thomas’ home.

“They knocked on the door and said they wanted to look in the back. So they did and that’s were they found him,” said Thomas. “He was just lying there.”

“We heard screaming and yelling, of course, from his family and then when we seen over there, you know, we seen that he was deceased,” said neighbor George Frye.

Woodrow Jenkins said he spoke to Parker right before he left a church and everything seemed fine.

“As he always does, greets and talks, greet me, you know, I’ll see you later, you know I’ll see you later, that was, that was it,” said Jenkins.

Cecil Lamb says he’s been Parker’s pastor and close friend for more than three decades.

“It’s crazy, I mean, what? Why didn’t he call me if he was going through something? It just baffles my thinking,” he told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.

He says he’s been there as Parker rose through the ranks of Miami-Dade P-D, through the race riots of the 1980s and ultimately seeing him take the top spot, before he retired in 2009.

“Not Bob! No. We love this guy. We have friends calling from all over. It’s like, we don’t believe it. It’s like a nightmare,” said Lamb.

Pastor Lamb says Parker, his wife and his niece just drove back from Georgia yesterday and that Parker had said he was tired. He also had high blood pressure recently and a bloodwork appointment scheduled for today. But the Pastor says Parker’s family has no clue why he would take his own life.

“Apparently this one must’ve been too heavy. He didn’t want to discuss it with anyone,” said Lamb.

Community leaders are reacting to the loss of a man who spent more than 30 years in law enforcement giving back.

“I found him to be an excellent director, an excellent police officer. It’s a tragedy it really is,” said Luis Fuste with the Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a statement on Parker’s death.

“Director Parker dedicated his life to the safety of Miami-Dade County. He was a member of the Miami-Dade Police Department for 33 years and in 2004 made history by becoming the first African American director of the Department. He led MDPD for five years until retiring in 2009. This is a painful time for Miami-Dade Police Officers, all County employees and our community. I ask all residents to keep Director Parker and his family in their thoughts and prayers.”

A U.S. Army vet, Parker spent 33 years with the Miami-Dade PD before retiring in 2009. He was the department’s first African-American director. He was recently part of a team that was hired to review police procedures and practices in Baltimore following the riots in that city earlier this year.

Late Thursday afternoon, Parker’s family issued a statement to the community reading:

“We thank the Miami-Dade Police Department and the community for all their support at this difficult time. Words cannot express the sadness my family feels from losing such a strong, compassionate and God-fearing man. What little relief we feel, comes from remembering that he spent his life in service to his community and from realizing that we are not alone; that we are surrounded and supported by the people he loved and cherished the most.”

– The Parker Family

“The Lord is my light and salvation.” ~ Psalms 27

Parker’s wife is a retired Miami-Dade Police officer, and his daughter currently works on the force.

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Former Rio Grande City police chief dies in apparent suicide

Dutch Piper

RIO GRANDE CITY TX June 25 2015 Former Police Chief Dutch Piper was found dead overnight in an apparent suicide, officials said Tuesday.

Piper’s death came hours before he was set to appear before a U.S. magistrate in McAllen, where FBI agents filed a criminal complaint that accused the former chief of stealing more than $44,000 from a federal grant program that pays for overtime.

Police Chief Noe Castillo said Piper, 63, was found inside his vehicle at his Rio Grande City home in the 100 block of South Aguirre Avenue with a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No further details about Piper’s death were immediately available.

The FBI on Monday filed a criminal complaint in federal court in McAllen that accused the former chief of stealing more than $44,000 in grant money for overtime intended for border security operations at local police departments.

Piper said rather than working during most of the overtime hours, he spent time at home or at local restaurants.

“I did it out of being lazy and stupidity. I am very, very sorry for my actions.” Piper told FBI investigators, according to the complaint.

Piper told investigators that he did not work 70 percent of the time he claimed to work on his time sheet under the Operation Stonegarden grant, the complaint states.

Piper had been expected to surrender to FBI agents today to face his federal theft charges.

Piper announced his resignation from the department in August 2014 and was replaced by Castillo, the current police chief. He officially stepped down in December.

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Milford CT police officer commits suicide

File Photo: Officer Michael Compare is pictured here in 2013, shortly before competing in a triathlon.

Milford CT June 24 2015 A Milford police officer who died early Monday shot and killed himself, local officials said Monday afternoon.

“The Milford Police Department received notification from the State of Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office regarding the cause of death in this investigation,” police said in a written statement. “It was determined that Michael Compare died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

“On behalf of Chief Keith L. Mello and the Milford Police Department, this day is a tragic loss for the family; friends and community Michael belonged to and so proudly served. We thank you for your kind words and support regarding Michael. Michael will be greatly missed.”

Earlier today Milford police were investigating the “untimely death” of an off-duty police officer at his home early Monday morning.

Michael Compare, 36, who had been on the Milford force for three years, was found on June 22 at approximately 12:30 a.m. after the Milford Police Department received a call regarding an untimely death at 43 Naugatuck Avenue.

Compare received medical treatment at the scene and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

The Milford Police Department asked the Connecticut State Police to assist with the investigation.

Police said they are continuing with the investigation and will provide further details as they become available.

“This is an isolated incident and there is no immediate danger to the community,” a police statement reads.

By about 2:30 p.m. Monday, state and local police appeared to have left the scene. Earlier in the day, a crime van was parked in front of the residence and investigators could be seen entering and leaving the home.

Compare was an athlete who took part in triathlons, most notably one in 2013 in honor of a young victim of the Sandy Hook shootings.

Along with other officers, Compare assisted officers in Newtown after the shootings by covering their patrols, assisting in escorts and security details around their town. It was that assistance that made him want to take part in the sporting event in honor of Chase Kowalski, one of the young victims.

Compare had competed in several marathons, half-marathons, triathlons and completed his first Ironman triathlon in Louisville, Ky., in August 2012.

Just yesterday, on Father’s Day, his Facebook posting saluted his own father for helping him succeed in many “races.”

“Happy Father’s Day to a man that helped me cross many finish lines and was always there to cheer me on,” the posting states. “We have been through many ‘races’ together in this life, some up hill and some on nice flat roads, but I couldn’t ask for a better Dad and I look forward to crossing many more ‘finish lines’ with you Dad.”

Milford Mirror

Indianapolis police officer commits suicide at home

Noblesville IN June 23 2015 An Indianapolis police officer shot and killed himself Sunday night at his home in Noblesville.

Robert “Keith” McCauley, 49, was in the backyard of his home in the 15700 block of Chapel Park Drive East when Noblesville police arrived about 8:15 p.m. after a woman called 911 about a person threatening to hurt himself, police said.

“A few moments later officers reported that the individual took his life as a result of a gunshot wound,” a press release from the Noblesville Police Department said.

McCauley had been with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 2005.

His wife, Danielle McCauley, filed for divorce on Friday.

She works for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, though a spokesman for the department, Deputy Bryant Orem, declined to say in what capacity.

Hamilton County 2014 payroll records indicate she was a deputy.

About 10 police units responded to the home, Noblesville Police Lt. Bruce Barnes said. Barnes said Noblesville police officers had not previously been called to the home.

The incident marks the second suicide of an IMPD officer in the past month.

Detective Gregory Slaven was found dead in his Southwestside home on May 25. The coroner ruled the death a suicide.

Slaven was facing an internal investigation in connection with the death of a 34-year-old man in his home eight weeks prior to his death. That death was ruled to be accidental.

The 34-year-old man’s estranged mother had said that her son and Slaven were in a relationship.

Waterbury CT Acting Deputy Police Chief Commits Suicide

WATERBURY CT June 14 2015 The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of a top Waterbury police official a suicide.

The medical examiner’s office on Friday said Acting Deputy Police Chief Christopher Corbett died of a single gunshot wound to the head and determined the death was a suicide.

The 40-year-old Corbett was found dead in his parents’ home in Waterbury Thursday morning.

Corbett joined the department in 1997. He became a captain in 2010 and was named the acting deputy chief in 2013. He also served as commander of the department’s detective division and as the department’s spokesman to the media.

Police Chief Vernon Riddick Jr. says department personnel are shocked and coping with pain and grief.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
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San Antonio officer found dead in apparent suicide at police headquarters


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SAN ANTONIO TX April 30 2015 — A San Antonio Police Department Officer died Tuesday afternoon in an apparent suicide at Public Safety Headquarters in downtown.
Officer Bryan Moen, a 13-year veteran of the force, was found dead in the garage of the building at 301 S. Santa Rosa, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
In a statement released Wednesday morning SAPD said specially trained personnel are working with Moen’s family and fellow officers to deal with his loss.
“Suicide is something that has the potential to affect anyone at any time,” the statement said. “If you or someone you know needs help, it’s important to get that help as soon as possible.
According to department records, Moen had served a one-day suspension in February after walking into his Sergeant’s office and turning over his badge, gun, an ammunition magazine and his police credentials.
He then walked out of the office, got into his car and drove away, according to suspension paperwork.
The documents said Moen’s Sergeant followed him out of the office to try to figure out what was going on, but the officer left without giving any explanation of his actions.

Off-duty NYPD sergeant commits suicide in his Brooklyn home

... becomes fourth NYPD cop to commit suicide in less than a month
Brooklyn NY April 13 2015 An off-duty NYPD sergeant committed suicide in his Brooklyn home Sunday while his family was nearby in other rooms, law-enforcement sources said.
EMTs were called to the cop’s home near the corner of Narrows Ave and 71st Street in Bay Ridge after his wife made the horrific discovery around 3:45 p.m., officials and neighbors said.
Police sources and neighbors identified the dead cop as 48-year-old Jim Fitzpatrick, who was assigned to Metro Tech in Downtown Brooklyn.
His wife Gina and their two children were home when Fitzpatrick went into the family’s master bedroom and pulled the trigger of his NYPD service weapon, sources and neighbors said.
After finding her husband on the bedroom floor, neighbors said Fitzpatrick’s wife came running out of the house screaming, “He’s been shot!”
“I heard a scream. Not like a normal scream, but like something really happened,” said neighbor Mark Pedziwiater, 45. “The worst thing is that the kids were home. This is always going to
be a memory.”
Neighbor Debbie Stosko said the incident was horrifying.
“His son played ball with my son,” she said. “He was a family guy. He took his kids to all the sporting events. He was all about his kids.
He was big, tall, stocky; like a big teddy bear,” Stosko added. “When you saw him, you would be intimidated, but then he’d crack a smile and put you at ease.”
Fitzpatrick was rushed to Lutheran Hospital where he later died, sources said.

Retired Cliffside Park cop, 82, commits suicide after killing son


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WESTFALL TOWNSHIP, Pa -Feb 26 2015- An 82-year-old retired Cliffside Park police officer fatally shot his son before killing himself outside at a home in the Poconos, officials said Tuesday.
Joseph Matrongolo was arguing with his son, 40-year-old Joseph M. Matrongolo, when the older man went inside the home, retrieved a handgun and fired several rounds at his son around 8 p.m. Sunday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.
The son was shot once and died at the scene in Westfall Township, State Police said. Joseph Matrongolo shot himself and was later pronounced dead at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton.
Police said the investigation was ongoing and have not detailed what sparked the argument.
The elder Matrongolo served with the Cliffside Park Police Department for 25 years and retired July 1, 1988 as a patrolman, according to borough spokesman William Maer.

Warren County NJ police investigate police suicide


LOPATCONG TWP. NJ Feb 26 2015 — Following the discovery of a Phillipsburg Police officer’s body inside his own home, Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke said officials believe the cause of death was self-inflicted.
“Right now it appears to be a suicide,” Burke said. “We don’t have anything to indicate the contrary.”
Lopatcong Township Police responded last night to a possible disturbance at a residence on the 400 block of South Sixth Street, according to a press release issued earlier today.
The Warren County Tactical Response Team then found the body of a Phillipsburg Police officer, Burke said.
A neighbor initially called local police to investigate a possible disturbance at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
Possible gunshots being fired in the residential area could be heard, according to The Express-Times.
The Prosecutor’s Office said in the release that despite several attempts to contact the resident, Timothy Balas, 41, inside, police were unable to get in touch with him.
At that time, Warren County Tactical Response Team was called in for assistance, according to the release.
At 11:21 p.m., the team was able to enter the home and found Balas inside deceased, the release stated.
Burke then confirmed that Balas was a Phillipsburg Police officer.
The case is under investigation by Lopatcong Township Police, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Calling this a terrible tragedy, Police Chief James Faulborn said in a press release that, “Tim Balas was a loving son, brother, husband, fellow officer, and friend to countless people… To all who knew him, we will miss his sense of caring and compassion. I ask the community for their prayers to the immediate and extended family of Tim during this difficult time.”
If you or someone you know are in crisis, call the NJHOPELINE at 855-654-6735 anytime to reach the state’s suicide prevention lifeline. For law enforcement, the Cop2Cop hotline 1-866-COP-2COP offers counseling from other members of law enforcement.

Madison police officer dead in suicide


635575274616553531-Yount-Alecia---380Madison MS Jan 24 2015 An off-duty Madison police officer was found dead next to a vehicle at the end of a cul-de-sac Thursday morning.
A release from Madison Police Department said Officer Alecia Yount, 35, was found by a fellow officer conducting a routine patrol. She was on the ground next to the driver’s side of a parked vehicle with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Yount, a six-year veteran with MPD with 10 years in law enforcement, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Assistant Chief Robert Sanders said Yount was a talented officer.
“She was a fantastic officer, and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with her,” he said.
Yount was a Madison Central and Mississippi University for Women graduate.
“She wanted to come back and serve her community, and she did so, very well,” Sanders said.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been brought in to lead the investigation into Yount’s death.
“We’re assisting them, obviously, but we would prefer they do the investigation,” Capt. Kevin Newman said. “That way they can look at it with a set of fresh eyes.”
Newman said members of the department are very emotional right now.
“She was very well-liked and very popular here at the department,” he said. “She was also a really good employee and one of our better officers.”
Grief counselors from the Mississippi L.E.A.P.S. program are meeting with members of Madison Police Department this week. Newman said the officer who found Yount had already spoken with them early Thursday.
“They were here at a moment’s notice right after it happened,” he said.
“The Department asks for prayers and condolences for Officer Yount’s family and co-workers during this time of mourning,” the release said.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Detroit police officer commits suicide


Sterling Heights MI Jan 24 2015 A Detroit police officer was found dead today in Sterling Heights in what police said is an apparent suicide, authorities said.
Police are investigating the death of Detroit Police Detective James Napier. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Napier worked in the 12th Precinct.
Sterling Heights Police did not identify the officer. Sterling Heights Police Lt. David Smith said officers were called to 34465 Maple Lane at 8:45 a.m. today and found a 35-year-old man dead in a vehicle, with an apparent gunshot wound to his head that is believed to be self-inflicted.
“I don’t know all of the factors there, but there were some marital problems,” Smith told the Free Press today.
He said police were alerted to the shooting by a family member who called 911.
Craig said he met with officers Napier worked with at the 12th Precinct and, previously, at the 9th Precinct.
“It’s tragic,” Craig said. “Certainly my condolences, my prayers go out to his family and certainly to the DPD family.”

Fontana police sergeant commits suicide in front of home


Burbank CA Jan 17 2015 A woman found to have taken her own life in front of a Burbank home has been identified as a veteran of the Fontana Police Department.
Patricia Coyle, 43 of Glendale, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Details surrounding her suicide are sketchy.
Coyle, who was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant, was found Jan. 8 shortly before 8 a.m. in front of a home in the 800 block of Reese Place in Burbank.
Officers made contact with residents in the area and did not locate any additional victims. Coyle was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The department is saddened by the loss, but will provide no additional information at this time in order to allow Burbank Police Department to complete the investigation,” Fontana police spokeswoman Martha Guzman-Hurtado.

Dallas police officer charged with sexual assault committed suicide


... dallas police officer accused of sexually assaulting prostitutes hasDALLAS TX Jan 10 2015 — A Dallas police officer charged with sexual assault after being accused of abusing prostitutes has died of a suicide.
Sr. Cpl. David Kattner was found dead Friday morning in Little Elm, about 20 miles north of Dallas. A Little Elm police statement said initial investigations show the 47-year-old officer apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Dallas police statement expressed condolences to the family.
Kattner was arrested Dec. 21 and faced allegations that he contacted female prostitutes and compelled them to perform sexual acts with him.
Authorities said Kattner, who’d been with the Dallas force for 26 years, was off-duty and working an extra job during the alleged sexual abuse. He was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

Shelbyville police officer’s death ruled a suicide


Shelbyville IN Jan 1 2015 The weekend death of a Shelbyville police officer has been ruled a suicide, Indiana State Police confirmed Tuesday.
David Hudnall, 33, was found dead of a gunshot wound Saturday at a location on Raleigh Boulevard. Police had been called to the scene at 4:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a person shot.
Hudnall, a three-year veteran of the Shelbyville Police Department, was pronounced dead at the scene.