Police: Milford officer died of self-inflicted gunshot

Police say 36-year-old Michael Compare was off duty when he was found on Naugatuck Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Police say 36-year-old Michael Compare was off duty when he was found on Naugatuck Avenue around 12:30 a.m. today.

Police say 36-year-old Michael Compare was off duty when he was found on Naugatuck Avenue around 12:30 a.m. today. (6/22/15)

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.

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