CHICAGO (CBS) — A somber procession was held late Thursday for a Chicago Police officer who died by suicide earlier in the day.
Police said the officer, who was off duty at the time, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The CPD released this statement:
“The Chicago Police Department has experienced the heartbreaking loss of an off-duty officer today to an apparent suicide. We ask that the people of Chicago pray for this officer’s family, loved ones, and fellow officers as they mourn this devastating loss.”
A Chicago Police spokesperson said five Chicago Police officers have died by suicide this year.
Three died from suicide in the month of July alone.