Name of JCPD employee in death investigation released


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Junction City Police Department have identified the employee who died after an incident Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Junction City Police Department.

Mark Roberts, 58, of Junction City, died Tuesday morning outside the police department. Roberts
was a retired Junction City police officer, who since retirement had also worked in a civilian
position for the police department. He served the department and community for 27 years.

At around 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, a JCPD officer exited the police department and discovered
the body of Roberts, who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The death investigation and preliminary autopsy confirm Roberts died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

JCPD says the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.


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Sam Hennigh

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