Death of officer's wife ruled a suicide, authorities say

The death last year of the wife of a then-suspended Mercer County sheriff’s officer has officially been ruled a suicide, Chesterfield police said Monday.

Regina Schoellkopf was found hanging in her home in on July 2, 2017.

Her husband, Scott Schoellkopf, a Mercer sheriff’s lieutenant, was suspended following his April arrest on an assault charge following an incident at their home.

Scott and Regina Schoellkopf

Before the medical examiner could do their post-mortem examination, though, Regina Schoellkopf’s family requested they do their own independent examination, which Burlington County officials granted.

Both are done, Chesterfield Police …read more

Source: Burlington

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