Saturday, March 25, 2017

On duty Henry County Ga police officer commits suicide

MCDONOUGH, Ga. March 25 2017-- Henry County Police confirm a body found in an empty developmental property is one of their officers.
The empty cul-de-sac backs up to wooded acres near the Shops at Westridge, which include a Publix grocery store.
Capt. Mike Ireland said the body was found behind the store Friday around 11:00 am.
An officer in the area discovered the body.
The GBI confirms they've been called in at the request of the Henry County Police Department.
The property was a planned business park. After the real estate market collapse, the land went through foreclosure. It remains undeveloped.
Friday afternoon, the Henry County Police department confirmed the officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It happened while he was on duty in an area that he regularly patrols.
Another officer on his beat discovered the body.

Police did not identify the officer, but said he leaves behind a wife and children.

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