The death of Rolesville, NC's police chief has been ruled a suicide, Wake Forest police said Thursday.

Chief Bobby Langston II, 45, was found dead in his home around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

Rolesville police asked the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department to investigate because of "the tragic nature of this loss and severe emotional impact on all members of the Rolesville Police Department," the release said.

Flags in Rolesville were lowered to half-staff Thursday to honor Langston, and town hall is closed for the rest of the week.

In a news release from the town, officials said Langston was "admired and respected" in the community.

"He stood for character and ethics and ran the Department likewise," it said. "He will truly be missed."