A 42-year-old auxiliary police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in East Coast Park last Saturday morning.
Lianhe Zaobao and The Straits Times reported the Singapore Police Force (SPF) as saying that the Certis Cisco officer did not return his service revolver after his shift had ended, according to information supplied by Certis around 1.30 am that day.
SPF began their search for the officer upon receiving that information.
Police found him at approximately 6.15 am near carpark C2 in East Coast Park, with the gun beside him.
The officer was pronounced dead by paramedics at 7.48 am.
Noting that the investigations are ongoing, SPF said no foul play is suspected.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Julian Chee, who is the Commander of Certis Cisco Auxiliary Police Force, expressed deep sadness at the death of the auxiliary police officer.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that one of our auxiliary police officers has passed away. We are in contact with his next-of-kin and will provide our support and assistance to them in this difficult time,” he said.
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