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.
Eternal rest grant unto Officer Sean Poore,O' Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace ☹️ Amen ☹️☹️☹️?????????? https://t.co/6lGRLtsRqb
— Dolly Loretta Russo (@dolly19631966) October 25, 2018
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