IUPD officer dead in apparent suicide

by Staff on May 28, 2011 · 2 comments

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Indiana University police officer James Lerg, 30, was found by other police officers shortly after 5:30 a.m. this morning. Fellow officers found him near his police car in the gravel parking lot at Memorial Stadium, according to IU Police Chief Keith Cash.

Lerg appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was on duty at the time and had failed to respond to calls on the radio.

An initial investigation indicates that Lerg died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “He did not use a department weapon,” Chief Cash said, declining to give more information.

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