Officer arrested, charged for death of 6-month-old daughter

Posted at 10:19 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:48:36-04

A Fairfax County police officer has been arrested and charged for the death of his baby girl.

According to officials, 38-year-old Jason Colley of Monrovia, Maryland turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning after an investigation led officials to suspect him in the death of 6-month old Harper Colley.

They say the baby sustained injuries back on September 19, 2017, and later died on October 31, 2017.

The Maryland State Police notified Fairfax County Police of the criminal investigation and they relieved Colley of his duties as an officer and placed him on paid administrative leave. 

“The charges Colley faces are abhorrent.  This afternoon I served Colley notice of separation from employment in accordance with Fairfax County Personnel Regulations and the Code of Virginia," said Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr.

The 10-year veteran was charged with Child Abuse in the First Degree Resulting in Death, Child Abuse in the First Degree Resulting in Severe Physical Injury, and Felony Assault in the First Degree.

Colley is being held on a $100,000 bond. He is still awaiting a trial date from the Circuit Court of Frederick County.