Early Friday, a Chicago police officer was discovered deceased inside of his residence, authorities say.
Detectives are investigating the death of the police officer who was employed in the Calumet District. He was discovered to be dead in his residence in the Central District.
“Please keep this officer’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the department commented.
Chicago police detective, Michael Carroll, tweeted a message that seems to reveal that the officer died by suicide.
“It’s extremely difficult hearing news like this over and over again. The pressure of the job is more than regular people know. Cops need to be better at letting others know that they need help, need a hand, they need to talk.”
The officer hasn’t been publicly identified, and no other details have been released.