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Flagstaff PD mourns death of fellow officer

Posted at 12:33 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 16:32:55-04

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — The Flagstaff Police Department is mourning the loss of a fellow officer.

According to a press release from the Flagstaff Police Department, Officer Jarrett Shughart was found dead at his home on Saturday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials say officers arrived at his home for a welfare check and that's when they made the discovery.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has assumed the investigation which remains ongoing.

Officer Shughart began his career with the Flagstaff Police Department in October of 2014. During his time, he served as a Field Training Officer and was recently assigned in a light-duty capacity due to a work-related injury.

“At this time the family requests privacy; funeral arrangements are unknown at this time. The City of Flagstaff and the members of the Flagstaff Police Department extend our deepest condolences to Officer Shughart's family and friends,” officials said in a statement.

Early Sunday morning, the Mayor of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Fire Department expressed their condolences.

The City of Flagstaff and members of the police department issued a statement reminding others in need of resources available.

Anyone who may be contemplating suicide in the area may contact the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline at 1-877-756-4090 or WeCare Northern Arizona at 1-800-273-8252.

For more resources check out the following:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Teen Lifeline Hotline: (602) 248-8336

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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