MOUNT ADAMS, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are investigating after one of their own was found dead in Eden Park Thursday, prompting them to shut it down for hours.
Sgt. Arthur T. Schultz was a 28-year veteran with the department who was well respected, police officials said.
"CPD shares in the pain and tremendous loss of Sgt. Schultz as he will be tremendously missed,” Police Chief Eliot Isaac said.
Police officials are asking the community to keep the Schultz family and the entire Cincinnati Police Department in their prayers.
The chief called it a very difficult day for the department.
Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco and a swarm of about a dozen police cars responded to the park shortly about 12:30 p.m.
Schultz’s body was found in a vehicle in the 2000 block of Eden Park Drive.
He was a plainclothes vice investigator.
The coroner said it was not a natural death and could be a suicide.
Police said there was no threat or public safety concern. and they were not searching for a suspect.
Sgt. Schultz became an officer in 1990 and was assigned to District 4.
He was promoted to specialist in 1995 and then sergeant in 1997, where he served in District 1.
He worked in the Vice Unit nearly two decades, since December 2000.