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Hero Down: Bellefontaine Police Officer Craig Comstock Dies In His Sleep

Bellefontaine Police Officer Craig Comstock served his department for over 17 years.

Bellefontaine, OH – Bellefontaine Police Department (BPD) Officer Craig Comstock died unexpectedly in his sleep on Friday, according to his department.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was called to the 42-year-old officer’s rural Bellefontaine home at approximately 4:15 p.m., WBLL reported.

Investigators said that foul play is not suspected and an autopsy is pending.

The Logan County Coroner’s Office and the Montgomery County Medical Examiner are handling the ongoing investigation into Officer Comstock’s sudden death, the BPD said in a press release on Saturday.

The BPD described him as a “dedicated” officer who served the department for 17 years.

“He served most recently as a Narcotics Detective for nine years,” the department said. “His service in narcotics work was extraordinary, and saved countless lives.”

Officer Comstock was also a member of the Special Response Team, and had been honored with multiple medals and letters of commendation during his career.

Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler said that Officer Comstock was “a very well-respected member of our team,” according to the Bellefontaine Examiner.

“Craig was really good at his job. He was very well-liked by fellow officers. He was talented and dedicated. His love for family and friends were second-to-none,” Stahler said. “This is a tragic and shocking loss.”

Officer Comstock leaves behind his wife of nearly 20 years, Michelle, as well as his children, Cole and Carisse, the Bellefontaine Examiner reported.

“His love of family is what made him a special member of our team,” the BPD said. “We join the Comstock family in mourning their loss, and pray for peace and healing in this time of great loss.”

“We are deeply saddened by our loss,” Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley told WBLL. “Craig was well liked and enjoyed being a husband, father, brother, son, grandson, officer, detective, coach, and much, much more.”

“We would like to thank the men and women of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Bellefontaine Fire and EMS, other city departments, and the State Highway Patrol for their kindness and generous support through this very difficult time,” Chief Standley added.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bellefontaine Police Department Officer Craig Comstock, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Holly Matkin - April Tue, 2020


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