A Sergeant with over 21-years of police service took his own life at a Houston Police station earlier this morning by way of gunshot wound to the head.
Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said the department is conducting a “psychological autopsy” to find out why the officer committed suicide, claiming that “We owe it to the family and to the workforce” to find answers.
Out of respect for the family, HPD would not identify the sergeant, who was a married father of two pre-teens.
“I don’t think his name is as newsworthy as the fact that this has happened,” Acevedo said
According to ABC13, the chief said the family has been visited by officials and has no shortage of support from HPD.
“They will not take this journey alone,” Acevedo said.
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