TACLOBAN CITY- A police officer reportedly killed himself using his service firearm inside a hotel in Catarman, Northern Samar on Sunday evening.
Patrolman Willard Jann Castillo, 27, was found dead at the lobby of RBVD Hotel located in JP Rizal and Quirino Streets, Catarman, where he stayed with his father who was not identified on the report reaching the regional headquarter of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Palo town, Leyte province,said.
Castillo who was from Capul town, also in the same province but was assigned at the 1st Northern Samar Mobile Force Company based in Allen town of the same province was found dead at about 6:45 pm by the responding policemen from the Catarman police station.
He said to have committed suicide by shooting his head using his own service firearm.
It was learned that Castillo entered the police force in 2015 but September of this year, he took a leave of absence for medical reason.
He was to report on Monday (Nov. 4) to the Provincial Personnel Holding Administration Unit (PPHAU) at the provincial PNP headquarter.