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A barricaded man killed himself in a Southbury hotel yesterday.  State Police responded to Wyndham Hotel shortly before 12:30pm on a report of a suicidal man.  Southbury Police, State Police Tactical Unit and K9s responded. 



The man, later identified as 38-year old Drew Carlson, a guest of the hotel, was pronounced dead on the scene, with self-inflicted injury.  Carlson was a Danbury Police sergeant.  While there is no criminal aspect, Western District Major Crime detectives will conduct an investigation.  The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem exam. 


Carlson began his career with the Danbury Police Department in April 2004. He has previously served as a member of the agency’s recruiting team and a field training officer.  Carlson was promoted to sergeant in February 2016.  He received a meritorious citation in 2014 and earned numerous letters of commendation and appreciation.

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