LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Authorities say a former Grand Junction police officer accused of sexual assault in Mesa County has been found dead in a hotel room in Jefferson County, more than 200 miles away.
Jefferson County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that 35-year-old Glenn Coyne had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The hotel’s housekeeping staff found Coyne’s body Tuesday.
Coyne had recently posted bond in Mesa County after being arrested last week on charges of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree burglary. He was fired after two years as a Grand Junction officer.
Authorities say Coyne was accused of assaulting a woman who called him for follow-up help after Coyne and other officers went to her house on a family matter.
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The excellent police expose blog behindthebluewall.blogspot.com has an excellent blog on Officer Crooks’ arrest. With a good compilation of local media reports and a large section of the original arrest affidavit. http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2009/08/co-officer-crooks-admits-and-arrested.html