SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California Highway Patrol officer Sean Poore apparently took his own life while on duty in his patrol car, officials say. Officer Poore was based out of CHP’s South Sacramento division.

On Tuesday, Poore was found in his patrol car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, CHP says.

“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.”

The circumstances surrounding Poore’s death are still under investigation, CHP says. No other details, including exactly where Poore was found, have been released.

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.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, please reach out and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.

Comments (4)
  1. Elizabeth Chastain says:

    PRAYERS GOING OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICE POORE AND TO HIS DEPT OF CHP SOUTH SCRAMENTO DIVISION. GOD SPEED OFFICE POORE.

  2. Robert Lester says:

    The raging war within the mind is far more dangerous then the outwardly appearing bullet proof, solid appearance. Always believed more mental health teaching should be taught and also watch for signs if any. God bless this family during this time in their lives.

  3. Tom Wise says:

    Was he ever ex-military? What was his Badge Number?? Got to be a lot more to the story–Family or money problems..the most “common” is problem from his back IE: Sgt=Lt and or Capt..6158R

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