A Chicago police officer was found dead inside his South Side home Tuesday morning.
Paramedics found the officer unresponsive about 11:10 a.m. in the 9400 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
The man, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chicago police.
Though police declined to identify the officer until his whole family has been notified, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said he worked in the 5th District on the Far South Side.
“It is with a heavy heart that the Chicago Police Department learned today that an active department member passed away,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a statement. “I ask that you keep his family in your prayers, and I offer my sincerest condolences to his loved ones and co-workers.
The officer’s cause of death has not been determined by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said they are conducting a death investigation.
A procession took his body to the medical examiner’s officer’s office on the Near West Side.