UPPER ARLINGTON, (WCMH) — Upper Arlington Police report that a 10-year veteran of the force was found dead at home last night.
Officer Brian Brown was assigned to the third shift, according to the department.
Columbus Police confirmed that Brown died by suicide.
A spokesperson for the Upper Arlington Police Department said they have a small department of 53 people, and that everyone knew Brown.
A spokesperson with the department said that Columbus Police would be investigating since the incident occurred in their jurisdiction.
The announcement was posted to the City of Upper Arlington Police Division’s Facebook Page this morning.
Condolences from police departments around the area have begun pouring in.
From Reynoldsburg PD:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Upper Arlington Division of Police and Officer Brown’s family. UAPD Officer Brian Brown died unexpectedly at his home last night. Officer Brown was a ten-year veteran of the department and was assigned to third shift patrol.”
From the Columbus Police Department:
“Heavy hearts today. Thinking of our friends at City of Upper Arlington Police Department.”
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers suicide prevention information and resources at https://mha.ohio.gov/. If you need to talk or chat with someone, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “4HOPE” to 741 741