(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune)
The scene near 745 Country Club in Stansbury Park Tuesday December 3, 2013. Officers were with the subject involved, the dispatch center posted on its Facebook page. "Officers are still on scene conducting an investigation, but the incident has been cleared."
As of 1:10 p.m., the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center announced that the lock downs are being lifted.
Deputy’s suicide prompts Tooele County school lockdown
By Michael McFall
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Dec 03 2013 01:06 pm • Last Updated Dec 04 2013 07:21 am
Stansbury Park schools were put on lockdown Tuesday after a Tooele County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed himself.
Dispatchers confirmed that a shots fired call came in around noon from the area of 745 Country Club, just across the street from Stansbury Park Elementary School. Schools in the area were put on lockdown while authorities investigated the shooting.
A 37-year-old deputy who lived in the area had shot himself, according to a news release from the Tooele County Emergency Management Director Bucky Whitehouse.
The Salt Lake Tribune does not typically identify suicide victims.
The deputy worked with the sheriff’s office for four years and was "considered to be a valuable member of the public safety community throughout Tooele County," the news release reads. "[He] will be deeply missed and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family."
The deputy was married with six children, the release adds.
The school lockdowns were lifted about 1:10 p.m., the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center announced.
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