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Flagstaff officer found dead from suicide, police report

Flagstaff officer found dead from suicide, police report


A Flagstaff Police Department officer has died of an alleged suicide Tuesday, Flagstaff police officials report.

Officer Daniel Beckwith had been on paid leave since June 2018 and living in Mesa with his wife, according to the Flagstaff Police Department on Facebook. Beckwith was a 5-year veteran of the Flagstaff Police Department.

The Mesa Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal subject on March 12. Upon their arrival, they discovered Beckwith dead at his home. There was no one else at the home when police arrived.

Police officials report that the family is requesting privacy, and that funeral arrangements are unknown.

“The City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Police Department extends its deepest condolences to officer Beckwith’s family and friends,” the department wrote.

The Flagstaff Police Department wanted to remind everyone about resources for those who may be contemplating suicide. The department listed the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline that can be reached at 1-877-756-4090 or We Care Northern Arizona at 1-800-273-8255.

Scott Buffon can be reached at, on Twitter @scottbuffon or by phone at (928) 556-2250.


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