Hero Down: CHP Officer Sean Poore Found Dead On Duty With Self-Inflicted Wound

California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Poore died in his patrol vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.

Elk Grove, CA – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Sean Poore died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his patrol car on Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Poore, 31, was based out of the CHP’s South Sacramento Division, KOVR reported.

His body was found inside his patrol vehicle on Lambert Road, beneath an interstate overpass, at approximately 5:30 p.m., according to The Sacramento Bee.

He was on duty at the time, and the circumstances of the incident remain under investigation, CHP Captain Evan Robinson said in a news release.

“Law enforcement agencies are traumatized with the death of one of their own,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said in the release. “The response is even more devastating when that death comes at the officer’s own hand.”

“Our hearts and prayers are with the surviving family members, friends, and co-workers,” the news release read, according to KOVR.

Officer Poore, a nine-year veteran of the department, also served in the Capitol Protection Section, Solano County, Marin County, and at the academy, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Poore, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (8)
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angeleyes
angeleyes

Oh, I'm so sorry to his family both blood and blue. something needs to be done immediately to stop the stress of the jobs of all first responders. Needs to be mandatory that all first responders be psychologically evaluated and have treatment every year for PTSD and depression.

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Whatever problems you had are now over. Rest in Peace Brother...

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

RIP Officer Poore. My condolences go out to you and your family and fellow Officer's and friends. I agree with angeleyes that first responders should be evaluated every year. One suicide is one too many 🙏💙🇺🇸

thetesacook23
thetesacook23

My heart goes out to the family and friends,Also to the family of Blue.Officer Poore your job is over here on earth,Go now officer and join your family of Blue in heaven were your brothers and sisters are waiting to give you your Angel wings so you can,fly high,now officer and know we are so proud of you and the job you did so well.you are the Angel watching over your family now officer.so spread those wings and fly.God Bless all officers and all the hero's that that put their uniforms own each an everyday.Thank you for your service officer Amen

bob95648
bob95648

Rest easy, Brother. We understand. We'll take it from here.