Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Veteran Marine-Police Officer Death Suspected Suicide

Lompoc Police officer dead in apparent suicide
Santa Maria Times
Logan B. Anderson
Mar 7, 2017

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of a Lompoc Police Department officer that occurred early Tuesday morning.
City officials announced the death of three-year Lompoc Police Department veteran Miguel Grijalva on Tuesday afternoon.

“The Lompoc Police Department asks the community to keep Miguel and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Our Lompoc Police Department employees are devastated by this news and are grieving, as well,” said Samantha Scroggin, city spokeswoman.

According to the city’s statement, Grijalva was off duty and outside of Lompoc city limits when he died.

“The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is handling the death investigation case, and the preliminary investigation indicates that the death was a suicide,” Scroggin said.
Prior to joining the Lompoc Police Department, Miguel served in the United States Marine Corps.
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