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Cincinnati officer found dead in car was 28-year veteran Sgt. Arthur Schultz

'He will be tremendously missed'
Posted: 1:08 PM, Dec 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 18:42:04-05
Sgt. Arthur Schultz
Cincinnati police investigate officer found dead in car in Eden Park
Police activity in Eden Park

CINCINNATI — Police shut down access to Eden Park for several hours Thursday, Dec. 20 after discovering a plainclothes officer dead inside a car. Officials with the department and the Hamilton County Coroner's Office promised to investigate the circumstances behind the death of Sgt. Arthur Schultz, a 28-year veteran of the force.

Schultz's body was discovered in Eden Park around 12:30 p.m., Chief Eliot Isaac said in an afternoon news conference.

Hamilton County coroner Lakshmi Sammarco said preliminary findings show Schultz died from gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.

“CPD shares in the pain and tremendous loss of Sergeant Schultz as he will be tremendously missed,” Isaac later wrote in a news release.

Eden Park Drive reopened to traffic about 3:30 p.m. Police said officers are not searching for a suspect and do not believe members of the public are in danger.

According to a news release, Schultz joined the Cincinnati Police Department in 1990 and quickly became a well-respected member of the force. He had worked in its vice unit for 18 years at the time of his death.

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Visitation hours for Schultz will be held December 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery’s Norman Chapel located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232. FOP services will be held at 12:45 p.m.

Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. A reception following the funeral services is limited to family and invited guests. The officer will be interned at Spring Grove Cemetery.