UPDATED – Ventura Star Requested Police Officer’s Name in Attempted Suicide inside Ventura PD locker room

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

The attempted suicide of a Ventura Police Officer on July 28th was a very personal and tragic event. As a means of respect for the privacy for the officer and his family, the police department withheld the name of the officer.

On August 2nd, the Ventura County Star parent company Gannett Co. of McLean Virginia, made a Public Records Request of the City for the release of the officer’s name involved in the attempted suicide. While the City believes there is a strong argument not to release the name under exclusions to the Public Records Act, we have decided to release the name rather than engage in a protracted and potential costly legal proceeding which would not be in the best interest of the community we serve.

Editor’s Note: We choose not to release the name in respect for a veteran police officer.


The Ventura Police Department, along with investigators from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in a locker room at the Ventura Police Department.  The shooting appears to be self-inflicted.

The 47-year-old adult male is a police officer with the Ventura Police Department. On July 28th at 1:38PM, ther officers heard the gunshot and immediately rendered aid while personnel from Ventura City Fire and AMR were summoned to the station. The victim officer was transported to VCMC in critical condition and taken into surgery.  His current condition is not known.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Ventura County District Attorney Office responded and are conducting the investigation.

This is an active investigation. Any further inquiries into the investigation will be handled by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

No other officers were injured as a result of this incident.

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One Response to UPDATED – Ventura Star Requested Police Officer’s Name in Attempted Suicide inside Ventura PD locker room

  1. sherrera August 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you for not releasing his name. He and his family deserve privacy and I see no value in invading that privacy.


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