Woodlands checkpoint during pick hour (Photo by Nashriq Mohd from Shutterstock.com)

An Aetos auxiliary police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Thursday (10 January).

The 48-year-old man was found alone with a gunshot wound to his head at a staff rest area at the checkpoint.

Replying to media queries, the police said that no foul play is suspected.

The Police stated that they received a call for assistance at Woodlands Checkpoint at 6.38 am.

Upon arriving at the location, the police found the officer’s service revolver lying beside him.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 7.09 am.

The police stated that it is investigating the case.

Aetos Management’s spokesman told media that the company is rendering all necessary assistance to facilitate the investigation.

“Aetos Management has extended our deepest condolences to the family of the late officer and we are doing all we can to assist the family in their time of grief,” he said.

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