Police Officer, Boyfriend Found Dead in Port Richmond Home After She Failed to Show Up for Work - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Officer, Boyfriend Found Dead in Port Richmond Home After She Failed to Show Up for Work

Officials say the woman was a 15-year veteran of the police force and was assigned to the 1st District.

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    Police Officer and Man Found Dead in Home

    A police officer and a man were both found dead inside a home in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Monday afternoon. NBC10's Deanna Durante has the details.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)

    A Philadelphia police officer and a man were both found dead inside a home in the Port Richmond section of the city Monday afternoon after the officer's captain went to check on her.

    Her captain was concerned after the 36-year-old didn't show up for work and couldn't be reached, Ross said. A family member then helped the captain get into the home on the 2900 block of Mercer Street shortly after noon Monday where they found her and her 42-year-old boyfriend dead.

    "It's just a sad day for all of us," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. "We send our prayers and our thoughts out to her family."

    There were no signs of forced entry into the home and no indications of foul play, Ross said.

    The medical examiner has yet to rule on the death.

    Ross said the department is focused on the mental health of officers, especially after an incident like this.