Texas sergeant kills self inside police station

The 21-year veteran of the Houston Police Department was married and had two children


By Police1 Staff

HOUSTON — Officials said a man found dead inside a Houston police station was a 21-veteran with the department. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, the sergeant was found Friday morning in the fourth floor stairwell.  He apparently died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Police Chief Art Acevedo said the fourth floor is currently not in use so no one heard the gunshot.

Officers searched the facility after the sergeant did not report for work, the publication reported.

Police have not released the sergeant’s name due to an ongoing investigation. The department had psychological and chaplain services on site for assistance.

The sergeant was married and leaves behind a 10-year-old and 12-year-old. 

"You can't explain these things," Acevedo said. "We ask that people please just pray for the family, pray for those young children."

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