Police are investigating the death of a policeman at Cockburn Police Station this morning.
Authorities says it appears the police officer has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It’s confirmed the officer died is 50 year old First Class Constable Darren Igglesden, who have been with the force for six and a half years.
Police say it appear that Constable Igglesden has drawn his service issued pistol from the Police armoury this morning shortly after 6AM, and he was found deceased in the Cockburn Police station complex.
This afternoon, WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts, and WA Police Union President George Tilbury together held the news conference on the tragedy.
Commissioner Dawson has extended his condolences to the officer’s family members and colleagues at the Cockburn Police Station.
“Support services have been deployed to provide assistance to Darren’s family, friends and work colleagues,” Mr Dawson said.
“An investigation is underway into this tragedy. At this time, it does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances, and a report to Darren’s death will be prepared for the State Coroner’s consideration.”
“… Darren’s death has come as a complete shock to his family, to his friends, and indeed the entire police force. We will support all in this tragic time.”
Due to this incident, the Cockburn Police Station is temporarily closed.
Members of the public can attend in person at Fremantle and Mandurah Police Stations, both are available for service 24 hours.
Police urged the public not to go to the station until further notice, and direct their enquiries to 131 444.