Police Officer Found Dead in Danville, Ohio; Gun and Police Car Missing

January 18, 2016 Updated: January 18, 2016
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A police officer was found dead in Ohio, with police soon apprehending a suspect after his girlfriend claimed he was “looking to kill an officer.”

The Danville Police Department named the killed officer as Tom Cottrell, who was found dead at approximately 11:47 p.m. on the ground behind the Danville Municipal Building.

Cottrell’s gun and police cruiser were missing, reported WHIO.

The discovery came after the ex-girlfriend of Herschel Ray Jones called 911 and said that Jones had left his home with weapons and was looking to kill a police officer.

Jones was found several hours later early Monday and was arrested after a short foot chase, reported Fox

A female who was with Jones was interviewed by cops but later released.

“Prayers for Ohio’s first fallen officer for 2016,” said Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert via Twitter.

The missing cruiser was eventually found in a wooded area about half-a-mile from the shooting scene.

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