Updated: Former PCMR employee dies of self-inflicted wound at resort offices
A man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at Park City Mountain Resort’s administrative building Saturday morning, the Park City Police Department said.
The Police Department identified the man as Cody Jack Lee. He was 29 years old and from Salt Lake City, the police said. The resort said the man was a former PCMR employee.
The police said officers were called to the Lowell Avenue building at 11:16 a.m. The building is close to the PCMR base area and parking lots but not at the resort itself. In a prepared statement released by PCMR, Bill Rock, the resort’s chief operating officer, expressed condolence to the person’s family and friends, praised the Police Department and said resort guests were not in danger. He also said no other employees were physically harmed.
Rock’s statement: "This morning, a former Park City Mountain Resort team member died as the result of a self-inflicted wound in the Resort’s employee administrative building. I speak for the entire Park City Mountain Resort family in expressing our deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased. I am also grateful to the men and women of the Park City Police Department who responded so quickly and professionally to this incident. The administrative building is located separately from the resort plaza, at no point were any guests in danger, nor were any other employees physically harmed. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we will not be making any further statement or answering questions at this time. Thank you for your understanding as our team works through this very difficult time."
The Police Department said detectives are continuing to investigate the death. A PCMR spokesperson said a grief counselor responded to the resort late Saturday afternoon. The counselor returned on Sunday and on Monday, Andy Miller, the spokesperson, said. PCMR parent Vail Resorts also offers counseling over the phone, he said.
Editor’s note, 12/22/14, 9:30 a.m.: The age of the deceased is 29, not 27; early reports from authorities were inaccurate.
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