Mayor: Death of Rolesville police chief 'not criminal in nature'
Posted March 29
Updated March 30
Rolesville, N.C. — Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston II died at his home Wednesday night, according to Mayor Frank Eagles.
Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Tortuga Street that property records show belongs to Langston.
Eagles said Langston's death was "not criminal in nature." WRAL News learned Thursday that Langston died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Chief Langston was admired and respected by the Town of Rolesville Mayor, Board of Commissioners, staff, citizens and businesses. He stood for character and ethics and ran the department likewise. He will truly be missed," town leaders said in a press release.
All flags in Rolesville were lowered to half-staff Wednesday night in honor of Langston.
Town Hall will be closed for the remainder of the week, town officials said.
Langston became a police officer in 1994 and served with the Wendell Police Department for 18 years before joining the Rolesville Police Department, according to Wake Weekly.
Wake Weekly said Langston has a wife and two daughters.