Tucson, AZ – Pima County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) Corrections Officer Brian Krumm died of a gunshot wound inside the basement of the Superior Courthouse on Wednesday.
On-duty Corrections Officer Krumm was in a secure area of the judicial security when the incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., KOLD reported.
The 13-year veteran-of-the-force was believed to have been alone at the time, Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said, according to KTVK.
His death was not a result of any contact with an inmate, Sheriff Napier added.
"There were several corrections officers nearby who were there within seconds of the incident, but the injuries to our corrections officer were fatal," the sheriff confirmed, according to KTVK.
The courthouse was locked down for approximately 30 minutes after the corrections officer’s body was discovered, and the building was evacuated, KOLD reported.
“This is an incredibly sad day for our department,” Sheriff Napier said. “I’d like to stress that there is no danger to the public, we have no outstanding suspects or persons of interest with respect to this case.”
“Please understand this is a difficult and tragic day for this department and this incident is being carefully investigated,” the PCSD said in a Facebook post. “We will provide more information as we can. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Pima County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officer Brian Krumm, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.