A lieutenant with the city of LaGrange Fire Department committed suicide Wednesday afternoon at the fire department maintenance facility at 1210 Hogansville Road.
Lt. Carl Steven Porter, 59, of 1515 Hogansville Road, was found outside the building where he works just before 1 p.m. He died of an apparent self-inflicted wound, according to police.
“He was fatally injured a short time before someone responded,” said Lou Dekmar, chief of public safety for the city of LaGrange.
“This is a tragic loss for our agency,” Dekmar said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Porter has three grown daughters.
He had worked for the fire department for more than 27 years.
No further information was available at press time.