Pima Police Sgt. Shotwell deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Pima Police Department is reeling after the loss of Pima Sgt. Sandra Shotwell on Thursday morning. Shotwell died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

PIMA – Pima Police Sgt. Sandra Joy Shotwell, 53, was declared deceased Thursday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shotwell, who lived off 100 West behind the Pima Police Department, was discovered by a Pima Police officer, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Upon the discovery, the area was cordoned off and the Arizona Department of Public Safety was called in to perform the investigation due to the conflict of interest with the Pima Police Department.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Crime scene tape surrounds Pima Police Sgt. Sandra Shotwell’s home.

“At this time, my only thoughts are with her friends and family,” said Pima Town Manager Sean Lewis.

Shotwell joined the Pima Police Department in November 2014 and previously was with the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office from 2008 – 2014.

The DPS investigation into the death is ongoing.

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