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Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

Associated Press

June 07, 2011

“He said, ‘Thanks, I enjoyed working for you.’ We expressed mutual respect and gratitude. I appreciated that. He was that kind of a man,” Popp said. “Tom was dedicated to the city police department. He showed up at almost every event.”

Forbes was also co-chairman of Function 4, public safety and security, of Regional Emergency Management and Homeland Security. As such, he recently oversaw the training of officers from 12 law-enforcement departments in the region as they learned how to respond to an “active shooter.”

“This is a sad day for the city. This kind of thing is hard. It’s hard on the department and the entire city. It’s a very small and close community,” Popp said.

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