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Customs Officer Appears to Have Fatally Shot Himself at Grand Portage Entry

Border patrol officer found dead at the Grand Portage Port of Entry, may have been suicide. Border patrol officer found dead at the Grand Portage Port of Entry, may have been suicide. | 

March 21, 2017 03:34 PM

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. - The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a U.S. Customs Officer found dead appears to have shot himself.

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The Sheriff's Office responded around 6 p.m. Sunday night to the Grand Portage Port of Entry. A man working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was found dead there. Authorities say the fatal wound is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen says this is an extremely tough loss. "He was well known and respected in the community and protective service agencies, and our hearts and prayers are with his family, colleagues and community during this difficult time."

The officer's name is being withheld until an autopsy is done and family members are notified.


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