Retired officer found dead after being reported missing

A 52-year-old retired law enforcement officer who had been missing from his home since early Friday morning was found dead Saturday afternoon near Lake Merced, San Francisco police said.

Foul play is not suspected in the death of James Kerrigan, who had last been seen leaving his San Francisco home early Friday morning.

Police said Kerrigan had acknowledged he suffered from depression.

It wasn’t revealed late Saturday night how he died, or for which department he had worked, but earlier Saturday police said Kerrigan may have taken a handgun with him when he left his home.

Bay Area Newssan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning

With less than two weeks until the start of the school year,… Continue reading

Boudin, Gascon defend NFL in controversy over Stephon Clark video

Public service announcement prompted pushback from California prosecutors association

Retired officers seek end to decade-old age discrimination case

Retired officer Juanita Stockwell was 60 when she and her colleagues first… Continue reading

San Francisco schools estimate $25m needed to close digital divide

Private donations being sought to fund internet access, technology

State officials sue Uber and Lyft for wage theft

California Labor Commissioner’s Office alleges ride-hail companies violating AB5

Most Read