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Detective with Tucson Police Department dies unexpectedly

Jason Southard have served for nearly two decades
Jason Southard had been with the TPD for 17 years.
Jason Southard had been with the TPD for 17 years.(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 3:47 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2021 at 1:19 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson police are mourning after one of their own passed away early Friday, Nov. 26.

According to authorities, Detective Jason Southard has been hospitalized for a medical condition when he died.

Southard joined TPD in 2004, where he served for nearly two decades. Police say he was regarded as an excellent and respected trainer at the police academy, and had a compassionate, caring nature while working as a detective.

The TPD asked that community members keep his family, friends and colleagues in their thoughts.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Southard’s family.

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