Authorities Investigate Alleged Suicide Of Pinckneyville Officer

(PINCKNEYVILLE, IL) — A 29-year-old Pinckneyville police officer was found dead at his home across from the Pinckneyville Community High School on the city’s east side Sunday morning. Officer Gary Remer died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound from his own service weapon. Because law enforcement departments routinely do not investigate incidents involving their own personnel, the death is under investigation by the Illinois State Police District 13 command at Du Quoin, with the assistance of Perry County Coroner Paul Searby. If confirmed, it would be the second suicide death in the Pinckneyville area in recent days. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 11:33 a.m. Thursday was called to 6885 White Walnut, the Gass Sawmill. Kenneth M. Clarida III was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.