Sgt. Rodney PolomskiA Bullhead City police sergeant was off duty when he died in his own pickup truck in southern Nevada Tuesday. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said investigators believe that Rodney Polomski, 52, possibly suffered a medical episode when the 2008 Ford F250 he was driving left Highway 95 and came to a stop in the desert about 16 miles north of Searchlight.

Stuenkel said Polomski was the sole occupant of the vehicle and that he was dead at the scene.

“The Bullhead City Police Department not only lost a great police officer, but the Department lost a dear friend,” said Police Chief Brian Williamson. “He was a dedicated law enforcement officer, husband, proud father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.”

Services are pending for the 13-year police department veteran. Polosmki served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 187-1996.