East Hartford Officer Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

East Hartford Police say a 24-year veteran of the force has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   He was found at the Police Department and succumbed to his injuries at Hartford Hospital.

Police say Officer Paul Buchanan who had won several letters of commendation,  a meritorious service award and two life-saving awards,  had worked as a Field Training Officer, a Community Outreach Officer,  a Fleet and Scheduling Officer,  and as an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division.

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