A California Highway Patrol officer from the South Sacramento office was found dead Tuesday night, officials said Thursday morning.

Officer Sean Poore, a nine-year veteran of the CHP, was found in his patrol vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Fox News.

"Law enforcement agencies are traumatized with the death of one of their own. The response is even more devastating when that death comes at the officer's own hand," said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley in a statement. "Our hearts and prayers are with the surviving family members, friends, and co-workers."

Poore was 31 years old and had served with CHP for nine years. Before serving the South Sacramento division, Poore also served in Marin, Academy, Solano, and Capitol Protection Section areas.

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