FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Columbus Officer Found Dead in Property Room, Suicide Suspected

November 11, 2013  | 

Columbus, Ohio, police are investigating the death of a police officer from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday at the police property room on the South Side, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Police summoned Columbus fire paramedics at 5:20 p.m. to the Police Division’s property room. Paramedics pronounced the officer dead at 5:29 p.m., the Columbus Fire Division reported.

The officer was identified as Kevin D. Myers, 46, a 22-year veteran of the force who worked in the Crime Scene Search Unit. Police said Myers used a personal gun, not one of the hundreds that are kept at the property room while cases are pending.

Detectives on the team that handles police-involved shootings are handling the investigation.


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

KMV @ 11/11/2013 5:24 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin's family. Kevin was an amazing friend and a great man. I will forever hold all the great memories we spent together during high school and college. Godspeed, my friend.

Arby @ 11/12/2013 5:09 AM

For our brothers and sisters at CPD, we stand with you. - Albany PD

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/12/2013 2:46 PM

Sorry for your loss CPD.

heartwings @ 11/13/2013 3:10 PM

Our prayers are with his family. As a family member of a recently fallen officer my heart feels your great pain. We know the great sacrifices the family as well as the officer makes to try to keep peace in this world. May you be blessed in your lives. We honor his sacrifices.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Man on Trial for Killing Chicago Officer Says He's Proud to Be a Cop Killer
Bryant Brewer was on the witness stand for more than two hours Thursday before Judge...
Alabama Inmate Claims Correction Officers Tortured Him with Snake
According to the lawsuit, Redding claims Glenn brought a yellow Burmese python described...
Maryland Governor Announces Immediate Closure of Baltimore Jail
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will immediately shut down the decrepit Baltimore...
Video: Illinois Heroin Raid Interrupted by Stream of Customers Knocking at Door
Knocks on the door repeatedly interrupted Illinois State Police during a heroin raid in...
Report Says Thousands Have Died in Police Vehicle Pursuits
More than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine