A Kansas City police officer who had been hospitalized for days with a self-inflicted gunshot wound has died, the Police Department announced Monday.
The officer was found injured about 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, near Northeast Cookingham Road and Interstate 35 in Liberty.
Police had been searching for the officer, who was off-duty and had reported missing and endangered.
The officer was rushed to a hospital. He remained on life support for several days while waiting for organ donation recipients. The Police Department did not release the officer’s name.
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“We are so thankful for the outpouring of support and thought,” Kansas City police Sgt. Jacob Becchina said in a written statement Monday.
Police said the officer is a 10-year veteran of the police department. No other details were released.