WASECA COUNTY, Minn. - The New Richland police chief died Monday, after taking his own life, according to the Waseca County Sheriff's Office.
The news was announced in a press release, which stated, "It is with a heavy heart that we share news that Chief Scott Eads of the New Richland Police Department took his own life on the evening of September 12 in rural Freeborn County."
Chief Deputy Trevor Kanewischer, of the Waseca County Sheriff's Office, said he will be handling all calls and police matters for the city until further notice.
"Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers while they work through this difficult period. Chief Eads was a part of our Law Enforcement family here in Waseca County, so obviously this is shocking news for all involved," Kanewischer said in the press release.
Eads leaves behind a wife, Candace, and two young children.