Beloved SAPD Sergeant Found Dead from Self Inflicted Gunshot

San Angelo Police DepartmentSan Angelo Police Department

According to a SAPD Press Release on Monday, November 6, 2017, at approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr.  Officer Dietz was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased.

Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.

Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.  There is no further information available at this time.

The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.