Police Officer Found Dead in Wake Village Texas
More information is available on the discovery of an on-duty Wake Village Texas police officer found dead Friday afternoon near King Park on Redwater Road.
Wake Village police investigator Chad Tye was found in his patrol car with what is believed to be a self-inflicted single gun-shot wound to the chest. He was discovered by fellow officers in a wooded area near the ball fields at King Park.
Sources tell us that he sent a text message to his wife and to the Wake Village Police Chief before taking his own life, but this has not been confirmed.
Tye was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been sent for an autopsy.
The Texas Rangers are assisting the department with the investigation, and counseling is available to the members of the Wake Village Police Department.
Mayor Jim Green said that Tye had been with the department since 2010, and had previously worked for the Texarkana Texas Police Department.
Our condolences to all of his family and friends left behind to deal with this tragedy, our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.