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Fla. officer commits suicide in cruiser


March 27, 2007
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Fla. officer commits suicide in cruiser

The Associated Press

Officer's apparent suicide puts focus on stressful job
Friends remember the loss of a friend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A police officer died early Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his patrol car, Sheriff John Rutherford said.

Robert Dunn, 39, was one of three officers responding to a disturbance call at 3:30 a.m. The other two officers went in to investigate the call, but Dunn did not follow.

When officers returned a few minutes later, Dunn was found dead in his police car.

"We really don't know why this has occurred," Rutherford told WJXT-TV. "He was not under investigation or any of those situations. He was a good officer."

Dunn did not leave a note behind, police said.

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Dunn had been with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for three years. He was married and the father of two children.

Related: Ohio chief commits suicide after pursuit  07/30/2006





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