Sgt. Freddy Dietz Jr. (Photo: San Angelo PD)

Sgt. Freddy Dietz Jr. (Photo: San Angelo PD)

A veteran officer shot and killed himself Monday at the San Angelo (TX) Police Department headquarters, reports the San Angelo Standard-Times.

Sgt. Freddy Dietz Jr., 53, had been with SAPD since 1983. He served as the city jailer when the SAPD had its own jail, and was named his department's Officer of the Year in 2016. His father, Fred Dietz Sr., also was an SAPD officer, beginning in 1966 and retiring as a lieutenant in 1997.

At the time of his death, Dietz was an administrative sergeant.

Dietz was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a private office about 10:41 a.m., according to a San Angelo PD news release. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.

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