OSKALOOSA, Iowa - The Mahaska County Sheriff’s office reports around 10 PM Thursday, June 18th, members of the Oskaloosa Police Department did a welfare check in the 100 block of College Avenue in Oskaloosa. During this check, officers discovered a deceased man. The man was identified as 23 year old Ian Andrew Barnhart, who is a member of the Oskaloosa Police Department. The sheriff’s office was then asked to take over the investigation into Barnhart’s passing.
The preliminary investigation indicated Barnhart passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation into the matter is on-going.