Lima police sergeant remembered day after he ended his life

More police officer die of suicide than anything else. It takes our finest and we don't talk about it as an LE community. Another loss. RIP

LIMA — Police officials were in a state of shock Tuesday as news spread about the death of a popular sergeant who took his own life.

Sgt. David Gillispie was remembered Tuesday as an officer who always dedicated himself to helping the community and working hard for the Lima Police Department, where he had worked for nearly 20 years.

“We are devastated by this very tragic loss,” Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin said. “Sgt. Gillispie was a very valuable member of this department. He will be greatly missed.”