Gothenburg police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide

Gothenburg, NE - A Gothenburg police officer was found dead Saturday night after an apparent murder-suicide.

The Nebraska State Patrol was dispatched to the home of Officer Jill McCandless at approximately 9 p.m. Upon arrival, troopers found the bodies of Jill and her husband, Jeff McCandless.

Preliminary reports indicate Jeff fatally shot Jill before turning the gun on himself.

Jill had served on the Gothenburg Police Department since 2010, becoming only the third woman on the force.

An investigation continues by the Nebraska State Patrol and Dawson County Attorney's Office.

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