Portland Police Officer Dies After Shooting At His Home
Portland Police Officer Dies After Shooting At His Home - Portland News Story - WMTW Portland
WESTBROOK, Maine -- A nine-year veteran of the Portland Police Department is dead after his handgun discharged in what police are calling a tragic accident.
Investigators said Sgt. Robert Johnsey was apparently preparing his duty weapon for his next shift when it discharged late Monday night at his home in Westbrook. He died a short time later at Maine Medical Center.
The announcement was made by Portland Police Chief Timothy Burton, who said Johnsey's death was a sad and tragic moment for his department.
An autopsy is complete on Johnsey but the state's medical examiner's office said his cause of death is pending further study.
Johnsey, who was 37, is survived by his wife, Carol, and their two children, ages 12 and 9.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.