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Flagstaff police officer dead after reportedly taking his own life

The body of Officer Shughart was found by other Flagstaff officers when conducting a welfare check.
Credit: Flagstaff PD

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flagstaff Police Officer Jarrett Shughart was reportedly found dead on Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Officer Shughart's body was found by other Flagstaff Police Department officers while they were conducting a welfare check at the officer's residence, police said. He reportedly served with the department since Oct. 13, 2014.

The family of officer Shughart has reportedly requested privacy, the Flagstaff Police Department said. Funeral arrangement are unknown at this time.

The department wanted to remind other in need of assistance or who are contemplating suicide to contact the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline at 1-877-756-4090 or WeCare Northern Arizona at 1-800-273-8252

The mission of the Flagstaff Police Department is to protect and preserve life, property, public order and the rights of the individual, by providing exemplary service through the establishment of a partnership of shared responsibility, support and trust with the law abiding members of the community. We value life-our highest priority.