Sad news today. We got word that former San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Morris Tabak killed himself last night outside a Sonoma County sheriff's substation.
Lt. Bret Sackett told news reporters that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department was called at about 7:45 p.m. on reports of a despondent and potentially suicidal person who had left his house in a green Dodge Durango.
Deputies manning the Sonoma Valley substation in Boyes Hot Springs combed the area for the SUV. An hour later, they found the car in the parking lot of the substation, located at 810 Grove St., Sackett said.
Deputies confirmed to CBS News that it was 59-year-old Tabak, a resident of of Sonoma Valley, who died of an apparent gunshot wound. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Tabak retired from the San Francisco Police Department in September 2010.
San Francisco Police Officer Albie released the following statement to SF Weekly:
"The death of Retired former Assistant Chief Tabak is not being handled by SFPD. Nor do we comment on such events," Esparza said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."