CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At around 6 p.m. on November 12th, the quiet of the night was disrupted when Police officers were called to a Clearwater Drive residence in reference to a 45-year-old suicidal man.
According to a Clarksville Police Report, Police received information that the retired military man was armed with a 22 rifle, had put it in his mouth, and was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and had attempted suicide before. The man’s wife and children had left the residence, he was the only one inside.
When officers arrived they set up a perimeter around the house. There was no phone capability in the house since his wife had taken it as she left the residence with the children. Officers found the front door unlocked as they approached the house. There was no response when verbal contact was attempted after opening the door.
The Negotiators and Tactical team were called out and responded to the scene. Negotiators attempted to establish contact for about a half hour, but received no response. The Tactical team determined the man was in the bedroom, but there was no movement.
Since the man’s status was unknown and to ensure officer safety, “gas” was deployed into the bedroom at around 9:20 p.m. The Tactical team entered and found the man deceased inside.
The identity of the man has not been released.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network works on prevention issues in Tennessee. Their Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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