California Highway Patrol Officer Takes Life in His Patrol Car


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Poore apparently took his own life while on duty in his patrol car, officials said. Officer Poore was based out of CHP’s South Sacramento division, reported CBS13.

On Tuesday, Poore was found in his patrol car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the CHP said.

“Law enforcement agencies are traumatized with the death of one of their own. The response is even more devastating when that death comes at the officer’s own hand,” said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with the surviving family members, friends, and co-workers.”

The CHP said the circumstances surrounding Poore’s death are still under investigation. No other details, including exactly where Poore was found, have been disclosed.


Poore, 31, had served with CHP for nine years. Before serving the South Sacramento division, Poore also served in Marin, Academy, Solano and Capitol Protection Section areas.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, please reach out and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.

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