MILFORD - A Milford police officer was found dead in his home early Monday morning.

Milford Police Chief Keith Mello announced that Officer Michael Compare, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Chief Mello called Compare's death a tremendous loss for the department.

Police say that Compare was found in his condominium with a gunshot wound at around 1:15 a.m.

Officials also say that someone called 911. Compare later died in the hospital.

They believe this was an isolated incident.