On-Duty Police Officer Found Dead Of Suicide In Parking Lot

Holly Matkin

The body of a Hoover Police Department officer was found in the agency’s parking lot while he was on-duty on March 13.

Hoover, AL – The body of a Hoover Police Department (HPD) officer was found in the agency’s parking lot while he was on-duty on March 13.

Investigators believe that the officer, whose name was not released, committed suicide outside the Hoover Police Operations building on Lorna Road while he was on duty that afternoon, WBRC reported.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called in to investigate the officer’s death, Hoover Police Lieutenant Keith Czeskleba told The Birmingham News.

Police did not release any other details.

"As a department and a family, we are deeply saddened by the tragic situation that occurred today,'' Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis told The Birmingham News. “This is an incredibly sad and emotional time for everyone and it’s something that our department has never experienced before.”

"We ask for thoughts and prayers for the officer’s family and the entire Hoover Police Department during this extremely difficult time,'' Chief Derzis added.

Comments (14)
shooter
shooter

Horrifically tragic.

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Minouch3112
Minouch3112

So sorry

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

So sad........all of us in BLUE grieve for his immediate family & his BLUE family. It's a growing trend we need to stop. Please, ASK FOR HELP, we're all there to help!

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

God bless you Brother may He receive you in His arms and prays for your family, friends and your Blue family.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#fbitime

Mike413
Mike413

Three weeks ago and episode on CBS Blue. Bloods just like this. Rest In Peace Sir 💙

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Rest In Peace my brother.

Nobody thinks that law enforcement officers, they have problems to and if they say anything they are labeled as weak. Something has to be done the going trend like this.

NFPD103
NFPD103

R.I.P memory eternal.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

RIP 😢🙏👮‍♂️💙

Raymelson
Raymelson

Somebody needs give this a lot of attention to many of my brothers are taking there life an this needs to be addressed asap

Psychewhisperer
Psychewhisperer

This is so heartbreaking. Please contact me if you need help. Psychewhisperer@gmail.com 25yr. Veteran.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

🙏💙🙏


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