Funeral service planned for officer who died after shooting

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Maryland police officer who authorities say died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on duty.

A Montgomery County Police Department news release says Officer Thomas Bomba’s funeral service will be Saturday morning at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Other officers found Bomba with a gunshot wound on Monday on the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring. Bomba had reported encountering “disorderly subjects,” but nothing was heard from him after his call for assistance. He died at a hospital in Washington, D.C.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia concluded Bomba’s gunshot wound was a self-inflicted injury. Police said Bomba was wearing a body camera, but it hadn’t been activated.


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