KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – According to the Kansas City Police Department, an officer has died from injuries of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The police department said that he is a dedicated officer who has served the department for about 10 years.
According to the KCPD, just after 9 p.m. on Friday, Liberty police found the officer’s vehicle in the parking lot of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church at 1600 NE Cookingham.
The police said that the officer had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.
The department had previously noted, “We have activated our volunteer chaplains and all the peer support resources available to us at this time.”
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