Taylor police officer found dead in apparent suicide in Ypsilanti Township
A Taylor police officer was found dead from a gunshot wound Thursday in an Ypsilanti Township parking lot, but there was no indication of foul play, a Washtenaw County sheriff’s spokesman said.
The News-Herald in Southgate reported Taylor police officer Michael Rich was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and that the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the death.
Sgt. Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County sheriff's said the man was discovered dead around 4 or 5 p.m. Thursday in the area of South Huron Street and Joe Hall Drive. He said he could not release any information about who found him.
Taylor police Chief Mary Sclabassi told the News-Herald that Rich was not on duty at the time of the shooting. She called him an “outstanding police officer.”
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