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Coroner confirms OSHP trooper died of self-inflicted gunshot wound while on duty

Sergeant Jared Ulinski was found dead at Findlay Post in northwest Ohio on July 31.
Credit: OSHP

FINDLAY, Ohio — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper died from a self-inflicted gunshot while on duty in late July, the Hancock County Coroner’s Office confirmed. 

Sergeant Jared Ulinski was found dead at Findlay Post in northwest Ohio on July 31. The coroner's office confirmed his cause of death to WTOL 11 on Monday. His death remains under investigation. 

Ulinski served with the OSHP for more than two decades. He was a member of the 134th Academy Class back in June of 1999.   

In response to Ulinski’s death, Governor Mike DeWine temporarily ordered U.S. and Ohio flags at public buildings and grounds, as well as at the Statehouse, be flown at half-staff. 

Ulinski was buried on Friday in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam County. 

There is help out there for those experiencing emotional distress. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 800-273-8255.