Thursday, October 08, 2009

Former Officer Glenn Coyne Shoots Self

A former Grand Junction police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Jefferson County, authorities said.

The body of Glenn Coyne, 35, was found Tuesday afternoon at the Days Inn Hotel, 15059 W. Colfax Ave., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Coyne, who had recently posted bond in Mesa County after being arrested Oct. 1 on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree burglary, was the lone occupant of the room, the Sheriff's Office said.

Coyne, who had been a Grand Junction officer for two years, was fired after his arrest.

He was accused of assaulting a woman who called him for follow-up help after Coyne and other officers went to her Grand Junction home on an unspecified family matter.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told The Associated Press that the investigation into allegations against Coyne remains active, and an affidavit remains sealed. He said there are no other suspects in the case.

Coyne is survived by his wife and two children.
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