Daniel Beckwith

Flagstaff police announced that officer Daniel Beckwith died in the Mesa area on Monday.

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A Flagstaff police officer has died of an apparent suicide in Mesa.

Flagstaff police announced that officer Daniel Beckwith died in the Mesa area on Monday.

Beckwith was involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting in February of 2018. 

Officials said Beckwith and another officer shot a 78-year-old suspect after he failed to comply with orders. Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Both were cleared of any wrongdoing from that incident. 

In June of 2018, Beckwith was granted paid leave for medical reasons. 

According to Flagstaff police, Beckwith and his wife moved to Mesa shortly after.

Beckwith had recently been granted medical retirement, and had a scheduled hearing in just two weeks to finalize it. 

Flagstaff police said the family is asking for privacy right now, and funeral arrangements are unknown at this time.

Beckwith was with the department since July of 2014.

Anyone who is contemplating suicide, can reach the Behavioral Crisis Hotline at 1-877-756-4090.

 


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