Lower Merion officer found dead in FDR Park

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February 11, 2013 12:42:57 PM PST
Authorities say a 46-year-old Lower Merion police officer was found dead in South Philadelphia Monday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Sean Quinn was found non-responsive inside his personal vehicle, which was located in FDR Park on Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.

Quinn was last seen in Ardmore around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Lower Merion police say he failed to report for duty at 7:00 a.m. and that his last known contact with family was shortly before 6:30 a.m. from the Columbus Boulevard area of Philadelphia.

Lower Merion Police Superintendant Michael McGrath issued the follow statement:

"The Lower Merion Police Department wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to Officer Quinn's family and friends and asks that they be kept in your thoughts and prayers as we all try to come to terms with this tragic event."