Ventura CA. police officer dies of self inflicted gunshot www.privateofficer.com
The Ventura Police Department says that their dispatchers lost contact with Officer Ricky Payne, 27, about 1:30 a.m. Police fanned out to look for the officer and he was found two hours later in the yard behind a family member’s home.
Payne died from injuries of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Ventura Police officials say prior to his suicide the department learned of a possible alleged misconduct.
Payne served with the department for four years.
The investigation is ongoing.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21st at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium at Santa Clara High School. That’s located at 2121 Saviers Road in Oxnard.