Flagstaff Police Department mourns death of own officer
FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff Police Department is mourning the death of one of their own.
The department announced the death of officer Jarrett Shughart, who allegedly died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound Sept. 12.
“It is with heavy hearts that on Sept. 12, 2020, the Flagstaff Police Department discovered Officer Jarrett Shughart at his residence deceased as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the department said in a release.
Flagstaff police officers found Shughart’s body while conducting a welfare check. No one else was found in the residence.
The department has turned the investigaiton over the the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.
Shughart served as an officer with the Flagstaff Police Department since Oct. 13, 2014. During that time, Shughart served as a field training officer and was currently assigned in a light-duty capacity due to a work-related injury.
“The City of Flagstaff and the members of the Flagstaff Police Department extend our deepest condolences to Officer Shughart’s family and friends,” the department said.
Members of the Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team are working with department personnel during this time of grief and loss. The Flagstaff Police Department encourages people contemplating suicide to ontact the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline at 1-877-756-4090 or WeCare Northern Arizona at 1-800-273-8252.
Information provided by Flagstaff Police Department
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